Ankle sprain

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What is ankle sprain?

An ankle sprain is an injury to the ligament in the ankle. The ligaments are structures that control excessive movement of the joint. When an ankle sprain happens, the ligament is stretched too far, and is either partially or completely torn.

Common symptoms reported by people with ankle sprain

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people for ankle sprain

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Jobst Compression Stockings)
Type
Equipment
How many have tried
42
Tried for
ankle sprain (1)
Treatment name(s)
Type
Lifestyle Modification
How many have tried
76
Tried for
ankle sprain (1)

Data from patients with ankle sprain, who have ever reported treatments, ordered by their reporting frequency during the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with ankle sprain

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Jobst Compression Stockings)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
ankle sprain (1)
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
ankle sprain (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with ankle sprain, who have ever reported treatments, ordered by their reporting frequency during the last 5 years.
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Who has ankle sprain on PatientsLikeMe?

  • 0 new patients joined this month
  • 36 say ankle sprain is their primary condition

Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 1
20s 15
30s 42
40s 38
50s 34
60s 22
70+ 6

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 40
Female 118

These charts show data from ankle sprain patients who have completed their condition history
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