Ankle Instability

Ankle instability is a condition characterized by a recurring giving way of the outer side of the ankle. This condition often develops after repeated ankle sprains. Usually, the giving way occurs while walking or doing other activities, but it can also happen when you’re just standing. Many athletes, as well as others, suffer from chronic ankle instability.

Common symptoms of ankle instability include a repeated turning of the ankle, persistent discomfort and swelling, pain or tenderness and the ankle feely wobbly.

Treatment options for ankle instability typically include physical therapy, bracing and medications.