Ankle instability is a condition characterized by a chronic “giving way” of the outer side of the ankle. It is usually a result of insufficient healing from old ankle sprains, where the connective tissues that support the ankle are stretched or torn.
Symptoms include discomfort and swelling, pain, tenderness, and repeated turning of the ankle. Treatment includes exercises to strengthen the ankle, improve range of motion and balance, and properly retraining the muscles of your lower limb to respond quickly to changes in joint position. Bracing and taping may be necessary to support the ankle and prevent additional sprains.
Ankle injuries can be treated by physiotherapy, osteopathy, acupuncture or a combination of the above, but each case is treated on an individual basis.
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