An unstable ankle makes walking, or just standing, painful
We have several proven ways to make it better – with or without surgery
Chronic ankle instability is often the result of a failure of the ligaments in the ankle. Ligaments help keep your bones in proper position to stabilize the joint. Repeated ankle sprains can bring about a situation where your ankle “gives way” when you are walking, or even just standing. When you sprain your ankle, the connective tissues (ligaments) are stretched and torn. If they are not healed or rehabilitated enough, or if you keep re-injuring the same area, chronic ankle instability can set in. Many athletes – professional and amateur – suffer from chronic ankle instability. At Frankel Foot & Ankle we have different approaches to solve chronic ankle instability for good.
What causes chronic ankle instability?
Ankle injuries and sprains need proper time to heal and correct rehabilitation to strengthen them. In some cases the weakness of ankles may be the result of a condition you are born with – a congenital difficulty. Ankle injuries can result from sprains from playing soccer or football, in jumping sports like basketball, volleyball and tennis and running sports like track and field and baseball. If you have ongoing pain, swelling and a tendency for your ankle to “give way,” it’s time to consult with Frankel Foot & Ankle for a thorough evaluation.
Dr. Marc Frankel will evaluate your ankle, taking a thorough medical history and conducting imaging studies. You will be an active participant in deciding which treatment you would like to pursue: