If the movement capacity of a joint is exceeded, but the ends of the bone stay in place, we refer to the resulting injury as a sprain.
- The sports person is in pain and has difficulty using his joints
- There may be swelling and bruising
Elevate the sprained ankle and cool thoroughly with ice. A pressure band can be used to reduce swelling. Rest properly before you start to run again. See a specialist if you suspect a break.
- Be aware of where you’re running, particularly if you’re on an uneven surface.
- Be careful of the transition between the footpath and the soft verge.