Ankle sprains are common injuries that can range from mild to severe, depending upon how much damage there is to the ligaments. Repeated ankle sprains can lead to chronic ankle pain and ongoing instability of the ankle.
Twisting the ankle or rolling over on the ankle can lead to the ligament of the ankle either being stretched or torn. Ongoing ankle instability can be caused by the ligament not healing or healing in an elongated fashion.
Nonsurgical methods include:
If you have tried these methods, still suffer from ankle instability and have problems with walking or running, and suffer from recurrent sprains, surgical techniques may be an option for you.
Surgical methods of treating an unstable ankle include:
Speak to your orthopaedic surgeon about your case and what surgical option may be best suited for you.Ligament repair or reconstruction may be needed for severely damaged or torn ligaments. Such as an ankle stabilisation surgery or lateral ligament reconstruction of the ankle.