If you suffer from ankle instability, the symptoms can quickly become an annoyance in everyday life, and may get worse if the condition is not treated. Instability usually follows a sprain of the ankle.
The ankle will feel weak, wobbly, and untrustworthy. You might experience giving way or rolling outwards a number of times while walking on an uneven surface or while playing sports. If you had an initial injury when the ankle was first sprained then you may feel it has “never been right since”. This feeling of giving may cause you to lose your balance. In addition, your ankle may become swollen. Pain in between episodes is unusual. Being affected by ankle instability is often associated with regular ankle sprains, as the ankle is weakened and therefore less able to carry and balance your weight.
If you suspect you may be suffering from instability, contact us and request an appointment to be examined by our specialist team. Once the diagnosis is established, our specialists will help you take the necessary steps to recovery. Failing to treat the condition could lead to more regular ankle sprains, which could further weaken your ankle and make the problem worse.