Hello, I have recently begun experiencing shooting ankle pain while standing and walking. In March of 2016, I fell down a flight of stairs and made out with only a *presumably* sprained ankle. At the time, the entire outside of my right foot and ankle was bruised. My ankle was incredibly swollen. It was incredibly painful and difficult to walk and I used crutches for about a week. I informally saw a doctor (I work for an eye doctor who was having knee pain, a friend of his that is also a physician came to look at his knee and offered to take a look at my ankle.) He said that it was obviously not broken or I wouldn’t be walking at all, but that it was possible that I had torn some ligaments and that they should heal on their own. But the pain still comes back. It is not a constant pain, and I can go weeks sometimes without having any issues. When the pain starts it will come on suddenly while standing, walking, or putting pressure on my ankle. I get an incredible sense of instability one second, and then it will be okay if I adjust my weight for a moment. I have tried using an ankle brace, which only seems to disturb the swelling and does not help with the instability. I have tried icing and elevating and it seems to bring temporary relief but nothing has lasted. The ankle swells to a degree that is noticeable to others, but it does not prevent me from getting my shoes on. I would really appreciate some advice on what steps I should take, if I should see a doctor, what kind of doctor could help, etc..