Ankle Instability

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Oct 06, 2023

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Ankle instability is a commonly seen orthopedic foot and ankle condition that occurs after ankle sprains. 


Sometimes ankle instability can occur in people with a cavovarus "high arch" foot or in people with genetic conditions causing ligament laxity. With ankle instability, loose or stretched-out ligaments fail to support the ankle joint, causing the ankle to "give out." 


Symptoms of ankle instability include the sensation of the ankle giving out or frequent turning or twisting of the ankle, especially on uneven surfaces. 


Often, physical therapy and bracing can be effective in treating ankle instability without surgical intervention. Occasionally, after months of conservative intervention, surgery may be warranted. Surgical intervention includes reconstruction of the ankle ligaments. 


If you have symptoms of ankle instability after an ankle sprain contact our office at (239) 325 - 4090 for a consultation.

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