This is one example video of a sprained ankle. A sprained ankle, or twisted ankle, is the most common type of soft tissue injury. Soft tissue means any tissue in your body that isn’t bone. A minor sprain is when a ligament is stretched or partially torn. In severe sprains the ligament is completely torn. Sometimes the end of the bone to which a ligament is attached can crack or be pulled off. A sprain can be very painful with the pain getting worse when you move your ankle. With a severe sprain you may not be able to put weight on your leg. Learn more about ankle sprain treatment and therapies.
Muscles strains of all types call be painful and limit your ability to train. Watch this video to learn how to identify which calf muscle you injured. Healing and treating a calf strain can take time and patience. To learn more about additional treatments beyond the usual ice and rest visit our pulled calf muscle treatment section.