What is a sprain?
Q: I am a 43 years old woman having a broken ligament on the top of my foot as a result of a sprained ankle 3 months ago. What is a broken ligament?
A:The usual expression that we have for a ligament injury is a sprain. Sprains can be of three grades:
- Grade 1, when only a few fibers of the ligament are torn.
- Grade 2, is a more significant injury when many fibers of the ligament are torn; and
- Grade 3, when the ligament is completely torn.