fracture describes a break in one or more of the bones. A sprain is
the term that describes damage to ligaments when they are stretched
beyond their normal range of motion. A ligament sprain can range from
many microscopic tears in the fibers that comprise the ligament to a
complete tear or rupture. A strain refers to damage to muscles and
tendons as a result of being pulled or stretched too far.
the ankle, there are two tendons that are often strained. These are
the peroneal tendons which stabilize and protect the ankle. They can
become inflamed as a result of overuse or trauma. Acute tendon tears
result from a sudden trauma or force. The inflammation of a tendon is
called tendinitis. Microscopic tendon tears that accumulate over
time, because of being repeatedly over stretched, and don't heal
properly lead to a condition called tendinosis. Tendons can also
rupture. Subluxation refers to a tendon that slips out of place.