Running and jumping activities can often cause ankle sprains. Other sports, such as soccer and basketball, can also easily cause ankle injuries. Most ankle injuries involve the following areas: the lateral ligamentous structures, or tendon.
Ankle sprains involve stretching, tearing or rupture - this damages the ligamentous structures. Ligament Injuries may also involve the following severe situations: joint dislocation, joint capsule rupture or joint fracture.
Tendon injuries can often occur, especially in the achilles tendon. Direct trauma or lacerations often cause tendon Injuries. Due to repeated wear and tear, tendonitis may also occurs.