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What is Floppy Ankle Syndrome?

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Floppy ankle syndrome is nothing more than instability of the ankle. When you tear your ligament during an ankle sprain, the ligament will heal back, but sometimes it won’t heal back as tightly as it was before the injury.

When that happens, you get a little bit of movement in the ankle. Your ankle isn’t as tight as it was before the injury and it is more likely to flop over. The medical term is lateral ankle instability.

People suffering lateral ankle instability often complain of:

  • Chronic discomfort and swelling
  • Pain or tenderness
  • A repeated turning of the ankle, especially when participating in sports or on uneven surfaces

If you suffer from lateral ankle instability, taping your ankle or wearing an ankle brace can help. Physical therapy and stretching exercises may also be recommended. To reduce pain and inflammation, NSAIDs may be prescribed. However, remember to always consult a physician before taking any medication.

For more information, you can watch the video What Is Floppy Ankle Syndrome?

If you would like to set up an appointment with our office, you can contact us at 615-220-8788 or at our toll-free number 888-713-0906. You can also request an appointment online.

Category: Ankle Problems

1 Comments to "What is Floppy Ankle Syndrome?"

I to have been today for an Ultrasound scan on my right ankle and have been informed that I have a floppy ankle complaint
I have seen my GP 3 time s in the past 6 months been given ankle support is Insoles but have found no improvement on my ankle
Can someone please inform me what treatment is required to ease or cure this complaint
Posted by Ken Nuttall on September 1, 2016 at 11:50 AM

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