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What are the types of ankle sprains?

There are three types of ankle sprains. An inversion ankle sprain is when your ankle turns inward, also known as lateral ligament sprain. Pain with this type of ankle sprain is on the outside of the ankle. There are also eversion ankle sprains, or medial ligament sprains. This ankle sprain occurs when the foot rolls outward. It does not happen very often. Then there is also a high ankle sprain, which can be caused when the ankle is jammed up and outward. (This answer provided for NATA by the California University of Pennsylvania Athletic Training Education Program.)

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