Do you often “roll” or twist your ankle when walking on an uneven sidewalk or a hiking trail? This is a condition called lateral ankle instability. When you sprain your ankle, the ligaments are stretched or torn and can lead to progressive loss of balance.
You may begin to experience frequent falls and peroneal tendinitis as the ankle instability worsens. Overtime, the ankle can become painful and eventually severe ankle arthritis develops. The ankle is often stuck in a tilted (varus) position which complicates surgical repair.
In mild cases, proper rehab can strengthen the muscles around the ankle and “retrain” the tissues within the ankle that affect balance. An ankle brace or high-top shoes can be worn during high risk activities such as hiking or basketball. Ankle Ligament Repair can be performed to in more severe cases.
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