Ankle instability usually follows an injury or repetitive injuries to the ankle, in which the ligaments on the outside of the ankle may be ruptured or stretched. You may feel like you have a “sprained ankle”. This condition is often caused by an injury or from repetitive movement.
Recurrent ankle instability is commonly referred to as ‘going over the ankle’ and can cause real pain. In some cases further damage may occur within the ankle causing further pain. Over the long term repetitive episodes of instability can lead to early arthritis within the ankle.