Eversion: Turning the foot so that the sole faces outwards, or laterally, such as when you are standing on the iner edge of your foot. The sole of the foot is moved away from the body's midline. Movement of the intertarsal joints such as the talocalcaneal and subtalar joint is responsible for this action. When an ankle sprain occurs as a result of this forcible eversion movement it is called an eversion sprain or medial ankle sprain, which affect the deltoid ligament of the ankle (much less common than inversion sprains).
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