I broke my ankle years ago, and it still feels weak, like it could break again at any moment. What is causing this?
It sounds as if you’re suffering from ankle instability. Ankle instability is a common complaint among those who have sustained an ankle fracture in the past, as well as those who have had multiple ankle sprains. The most likely cause is weak or loose ligaments and tendons in the ankle joint. In some cases these may be remedied through physical therapy to strengthen the ankle. In other cases though, Dr. Nadel may recommend Arthroscopic Surgery in order to repair any torn ligaments or tendons, and to remove any damaged or scar tissue, left over from your previous ankle fracture. You’ll need to see an Orthopaedist to confirm the cause of your ankle instability.