I have a snapping sound in my right ankle. It was bad but I started to wear braces most of the time, even while I am working out. That does help a lot, and it feels stronger and more comfortable, but the snapping is still there (although less than before). Are there some exercises to do that will help to minimize or stop the sound forever? I am kind of addicted to working out and can't bear the idea of leaving the gym because of this kind of injury.
You could be experiencing gas escaping, or tendons popping in and out of place. See this everyday mystery about cracking joints. Due to the repetitive nature of this affliction you have, it very well may have to do with the tendons.
I would recommend:
As to the braces:
If you choose to ween off of the brace, you'll have to go light until you build your ankles back up. I.e. start light, and build intensity a little at a time, consistently.