I too have had ankle problems for years… the most recent (apart from this past 6 months) was about 6 years ago when I was on holiday in Turkey (heat) with my girl friends. My ankle went under me, I fell off a kerb and broke my ankle. First day on holiday too. Holiday spent in plaster cast not alot of fun really trying to go to the clubs on crutches! I thought my ankle problems of recent were all to do with that, but my neuro said it was probably to do with the neuro problems Ive been having (am undiagnosed yet).
I constantly do ‘sideways’ steps into doors, walls etc. and end up looking like a drunk staggering around I now only really go out if someone is with me. I have a stick that I use when I am bad at home, but Im not confident to it enough to use it when Im out.
I hope you feel better soon