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Why does my ankle give out when I walk?

Ankle giving outAnkle instability often arises after someone sustains an injury to the ankle. Although an injury may feel healed, there may still be some permanent damage to the ligaments and/or nerves surrounding the joint. This may happen if the injury does not fully heal or if the area has not been properly rehabilitated. In other cases, it may happen regardless of best treatment and practices. When an ankle is more likely to give out, the chances of further injury increase, which can lead to further instability and pain down the line. If an ankle has not suffered from any injuries in the past, other neuromuscular conditions might be responsible.

If you are suffering from ankle instability, there are ways to help support and strengthen the joint. Contact the experts at Martin Foot & Ankle by calling (717) 757-3537. Our four offices in Hanover, Lancaster, Lititz, and York are ready to help.