An ankle sprain is an injury caused by turning the ankle to an uncomfortable position. This injury can cause sprains or tears of the ligaments - hard strands of connective tissue that hold the ankle bones together.
Ligaments provide a stable position of the joint, preventing its excessive movement. An ankle sprain occurs when the ligaments are forced to move beyond their normal range of motion. In most cases, an ankle sprain is accompanied by ligament injuries on the outside of the ankle.
Treatment of ankle sprain depends on the severity of the injury. Sometimes it is enough to take measures of self-help and use of over-the-counter painkillers, however, it is necessary to consult a doctor for a proper examination to determine the severity of ankle damage and ensure its proper recovery.
There are different ankle sprain and commonly as what we see on tv its high ankle sprain and having a high ankle sprain brace will help it out to support the healing, reducing the movements.