An ankle sprains is an over or unnatural twisting of the ankle. This can be caused by a quick side movement or from walking on uneven ground.
The primary symptoms for ankle sprains are redness and swelling of the ankle. This is when liquid fills the ankle to help fight the sprain. The other symptom is pain when walking, usually there is a sharp pain in the ankle at the point of applying weight to the foot.
Treatment of a sprained ankle are to apply ice and elevate the foot. Also, to apply an ankle brace for stability. In some severe cases surgery could be require, if the sprain has damaged the ligaments.
Preventive Care for sprains is easily achieve by stretching your ankle on a regular basis and wearing shoes that are designed for your foot structure.