What exactly is a sprained ankle? It’s damage to the ligaments - tough, fibrous tissues that connect the ankle bones and allow free movement of the ankle. In a split second, you can turn or twist your ankle the wrong way, pulling on the ligaments so that they stretch too far or tear.Read More
A year-round sport also creates a ton of opportunities to get injured, says the American Journal of Sports Medicine. In a study published just last month, they found that a child who specializes in one sport at an early age is about 50% more likely to get injured than athlete-kids who don’t specialize.