Ankle Injury

John Prana
2 min readAug 11, 2022


Ankle injuries happen when the foot and lower leg are twisted, or pulled in opposite directions. Ankle sprains are common in sports. An injury to the ligaments connecting the ankle bone (talus) to the shin bone (tibia) can cause ankle pain.

More than three-quarters of ankle injuries are sprains, which can be caused by a sudden twist or turn that applies excessive force to the ligaments that support the joint.

What can cause ankle pain without injury?

Ankle pain without injury is something that can be very frustrating for many people. And it might happen for several different reasons.

Any time there must be a pain in the ankle joints or muscles, it should be taken seriously and a doctor should be consulted to determine the cause of the pain and to rule out any underlying conditions. It could just be a sprain or muscle strain, while other more serious causes include an overuse injury, vascular disease, diabetes, or even an infection.

How do you know if an ankle injury is serious?

An ankle sprain is a stretch or tear of an inner ligament which generally occurs during a twist or turn. Symptoms include pain, swelling, stiffness, and difficulty walking.

A serious ankle injury can be identified by the following symptoms:

-If the person can’t put weight on the injured foot/ankle

-If there was a high-energy event involved (i.e., a car crash)

-If large amounts of blood are coming from the wound.

Since 2016 in Richmond VA RVA Physical Therapy And Sports Rehab center can help with all described conditions. To schedule a consultation or request more information about available services contact the RVA Physical Therapy team by phone at (804) 396 6753 or send an email to

You can visit the therapy center at 2620 A Gaskins Rd, Henrico, VA 23238, USA.