ANKLE INSTABILITY / SPRAIN
Foot and Ankle Specialist in Midtown Manhattan, New York, NY
Ankle Instability / Sprain
Ankle instability occurs after you have suffered multiple ankle sprains. Even one bad ankle sprain will cause instability if not healed properly. When you suffer a twisting injury or you “roll your ankle” the ligaments can over stretch and sometimes tear. This can occur while you engage in many different sports and even if you step off the curb wrong. Make sure you seek a foot and ankle specialist like Dr. Perez, a dual board-certified Podiatrist / Foot and Ankle specialist. She has extensive expertise in treating foot and ankle conditions. If you’re suffering from ankle pain and instability, call her office or book your appointment online today.
There are 3 bones that make up your ankle joint – Fibula, Tibia and Talus.
There are ligaments on the inside and outside of your ankle that stabilize these 3 bones.
Outside Ankle ligaments:
- Anterior Talofibular
- Posterior Talofibular
Inside Ankle ligaments:
- Deltoid ligament (made up of 4-5 different bands)