Chronic Ankle Instability is a condition characterized by a feeling of recurring ‘giving way’ of the outer (lateral) side of the ankle. This condition often develops after repeated ankle sprains that do not heal or are not rehabilitated completely. Each subsequent sprain can lead to further weakening (or stretching) of the ankle ligaments, resulting in greater instability and increased risk of developing additional problems in the ankle. There is both non-surgical and surgical treatment for ankle instability.
Dr. Schottenstein can help determine which treatment is best suited for you based on the severity of the instability and your activity level.