Originally Posted by wmax351
Once you are able to, work on building muscle strength. The ligaments and other connective tissue don't recover as well.
I have ankle problems just from sprains. Some of it is from weak joints genetically, with hyper-flexibility. But I've gotten a few big/serious sprains, and my ankle still makes grinding noises if I move it wrong.
This. I had a ligament come off in the ankle, the ligament didn't break, it just pulled a piece of bone off with it when it let go. I still can't balance on that single foot. You don't realize all of these continuous microadjustments your foot is making to keep balance. I didn't do any PT and the range of motion sucks in it now.