Ankle injuries can be caused by damage to muscles, ligaments, nerves, bones or joints. Below are links to articles explaining the different types of structures in your feet and ankles and the injuries related to them. We’ve also included tips on how to tend to your injury at home!
Most injuries don’t happen in isolation. In most cases, we find 2 to 3 structures at the root of a problem. It’s also common to find more than one injury. To illustrate an example: With a twisted ankle we typically find 3 sprained ligaments, 2 muscle injuries, as well as 2 tendon injuries.
When diagnosing patient problems, we determine the main area which has been damaged and focus our treatment on that. The general progression of problems stems from these underlying structures (generally in this order): 1) Nerves 2) Bones 3) Joints 4) Discs 5) Ligaments 6) Tendons 7) Muscles