The Classic Ankle Sprain- How To Diagnose, Treat, and Avoid Reoccurrence

When patients tell me "oh, I just have weak ankles", I get sad. Ankles don't do pull ups. Ankles don't fuel up on protein powder and creatine. Ankles don't faint in the sun because they have the vapors. People don't suffer from ankle pain simply because their ankles are inherently just "weak". 

What is true is that previous incidence of ankle sprain is the biggest risk factor for future occurrence. What does that mean? If you have rolled your ankle once, you are statistically more likely to have a second, third, fourth (you get the picture) ankle injury. Seems kind of cruel and unfair, right? 

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