Ankle sprains are very common injuries in modern wushu, cross country running, soccer, volleyball etc. A sprain is when you overstretch or tear one ore more ligaments, tendons or muscles. Ankle sprains usually occur when you twist or tip over the edge of the foot. For example when you run and step into a hole or slip from the sidewalk, so that the weight of your body tears tendons, ligaments, etc. Most ankle sprains happen on the outside of the foot. Find more information about sports injuries at injuries main.