Midfoot Sprain: Lisfranc Sprain, a Common Foot Sprain or Foot Injury.
A foot sprain occurs in the midfoot, which connects the metatarsals to the tarsal bones creating the Lisfranc joint. A Lisfranc or foot sprain at the midfoot is a common ankle injury. Injuries to the midfoot include Lisfranc fractures and a sprain of local ligaments.
The midfoot is a group of five bones including the cuboid, navicular, and first three cuneiforms. The midfoot operates to transition body weight from the foot to the ankle, and a foot sprain can alter this vital process.
Midfoot sprains are a common foot sprain that occurs when the foot or ankle is quickly twisted while the foot is pointing downwards in plantar flexion, creating a sprain of the ligaments of the midfoot.
- Grade 1- micro-tearing
- Grade 2- partially torn
- Grade 3- complete rupture
When there is a midfoot fracture this is known as a Lisfranc fracture. This foot fracture takes months to recover and may require surgery
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