Ankle Instabilty

Ankle Instabilty

Lateral ankle instability is a condition where there is recurring giving way of the lateral side of the ankle joint. This condition typically develops after repeated ankle sprains. Symptoms include repeated turning of the ankle, persistent discomfort and swelling, pain/tenderness, and the ankle subjectively feeling wobbly or unstable. Non-surgical treatment includes activity modification, shoe modification, bracing/orthotics, anti-inflammatories. Surgical management is reserved forcases that do not respond to conservative measures and involves reconstruction of the lateral ankle ligaments.