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My ankle feels unsteady and still hurts 3 months after a bad sprain. Why?

Chronic ankle instability (ligaments that heal elongated) or a talar dome lesion (cartilage injury) can cause long term swelling, a sense of instability and pain on and off. If you sprained or broke your ankle and it has not gotten back to anormal after 3 months, you need an MRI to assess the ligaments and the cartilage. Even without a ligament tear or cartilage injury, many people need extensive physical therapy including strengthening and balance training to get to 100% better. Contact us for a complete ankle exam.

For mor info on ankle sprains click here. For more info on cartilage injuries click here.