Why do I keep twisting my ankle?


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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.
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Dr. Andrew Schneider is a podiatrist and foot surgeon at Tanglewood Foot Specialists in Houston, TX.