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Ankle Instability


Ankle instability is typically characterized as the feeling of the ankle joint “giving out” and is generally caused by damage to the ligaments in the ankle joint. Ankle Instability can be either lateral (along with the outside) or anterior (along with the front).



  • General tenderness of the ankle.
  • General discomfort while moving.
  • Feeling that the ankle is “dead” after activity.
  • Pain in the ankle.
  • Swelling, weakness, and numbness.

Treatment Options

  • Ankle immobilization.
  • Rest and ice.
  • Steroidal injections.
  • Pain medication.
  • Physical therapy.


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