Why do I keep twisting my ankle?

You can sprain your ankle for a number of reasons. For one, you can simply step wrong or twist it while playing ball. You can also have a foot type, such as a high arched cavus foot, that predisposes you to twisting your ankle. Why you continue spraining your ankle is a different matter.

Each time you suffer a sprained ankle, ligaments that stabilize your ankle are injured and are at least partially torn. Ligaments do heal, but if not treated soon after the injury they will heal in a "stretched" position that doesn't allow for as much support on the outside of the ankle. This can lead to a more habitual twisting. To avoid this, visit your Houston podiatrist Dr. Andrew Schneider immediately after an ankle sprain to address the injury and prevent continues problems.
Dr. Andrew Schneider
Dr. Andrew Schneider is a podiatrist and foot surgeon at Tanglewood Foot Specialists in Houston, TX.