There are many reasons why one would suffer from chronic lateral ankle pain. The cause could be a result of repeated tearing or stretching of loose ligaments, tendinitis, and tendon tears. In certain cases the tendons surrounding the ankle may come out of its original location and cause additional limitation of activity and pain. Certain foot types or foot deformities may pose a major risk factor in the cause of chronic lateral ankle pain or instability. Some of these may be treated with physical therapy, custom rigid orthotics, pain medication or reconstructive surgery. Finding the cause early can save a lot of time, money and allow rapid recovery. Contact us for evaluation or a second opinion if you think you have chronic lateral ankle pain.