Ankle instability is often referred to as a weak ankle. The condition is characterized as the outside of the ankle giving out or rolling. The condition can occur in individuals who sustained one or more ankle sprains. When an ankle sprain occurs the ligaments on the outside of the ankle are stretched resulting in a partial or complete tear of one or more of the ligaments. If injury is not treated properly with immobilization and rehabilitation the ankle joint may become unstable. Individuals with poor foot biomechanics (flat feet, high arch) may be more susceptible to ankle instability and it is this poor biomechanics that may have precipitated the initial injury.
Treatment of ankle instability involves an aggressive physical therapy program to restore strength to the joint. An ankle brace is often used to stabilize the joint. In individuals with poor foot biomechanics the underlying deformity must be addressed.
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