Chronic ankle instability is one of the most common conditions we treat. This condition occurs when the ligaments surrounding the ankle stretch or tear, often after recurring ankle sprains or one that didn’t heal properly. The result is looseness in the ankle and often a feeling of it “giving way.”
Many people complain of a wobbly, unstable ankle. Other symptoms include chronic pain and swelling and recurring turning of the ankle when walking, running or even standing, which leads to further injury. It can be a maddening and very painful cycle.