People with chronic instability often complain of:
- A repeated turning of the ankle, especially on uneven surfaces or when participating in sports.
- Persistent (chronic) discomfort and swelling.
- Pain or tenderness.
- The ankle feeling wobbly or unstable.
- Physical therapy. Physical therapy involves various treatments and exercises to strengthen the ankle, improve balance and range of motion, and retrain your muscles. As you progress through rehabilitation, you may also receive training that relates specifically to your activities or sport.
- Bracing. Some patients wear an ankle brace to gain support for the ankle and keep ankle from turning. Bracing also helps prevent additional ankle sprains.
- Medications. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), such as ibuprofen, may be prescribed to reduce pain and inflammation.
If you believe you have chronic ankle instability and have not seen a podiatrist yet, call one of our six locations to make an appointment.
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