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Chronic Ankle Instability

Chronic ankle instability is a condition characterized by a recurring giving way of the outer (lateral) side of the ankle. This condition often develops after repeated ankle sprains. Usually, the giving way occurs while walking or doing other activities, but it can also happen when standing. Many athletes, as well as others, suffer from chronic ankle instability.

People with chronic ankle 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

Do you suffer from chronic ankle instability?

Make an appointment with Alaska Foot & Ankle Specialists so we can diagnose and treat your ankle.