If you hurt your ankle, it's easy to assume that it's a sprain. However, it may not be a sprain. You may have broken your foot. What are some ways that you can tell whether or not it's broken or sprained?
A sprain is a soft tissue injury. It happens when you overextend or tear one of the ligaments in the joint. Ligaments are a fibrous type of muscle that are designed to hold your bones and joints together.