Ankle sprains can happen to anyone from any background, and our clinic routinely treats these types of injuries. Sprained ankles are common for people who participate in athletic activities; however, they also occur during routine daily tasks. Ankle sprains can happen when you are at work. They can also occur when you are walking down the street and encounter a hole or soft area on the ground, which may cause your ankle to twist. Some ankle injuries are mild, but severe cases are possible.