Hope for Chronic Ankle Instability

Ankle InstabilityAthletes need feet and ankles that function as they should in order to score and win games. So far, our Colorado Mammoth lacrosse team seems to more than up to the task, completing two 20-goal games already this season! All pro athletes work hard at rehab after an injury—an ankle sprain, for example—because they know that not getting all the ligaments and tissues back in condition can lead to chronic ankle instability, repeat sprains, and trouble executing their moves. You should take a page from their playbook!

Ankle injuries are nothing to play around with. When you injure your ankle, have our expert staff at Rocky Mountain Foot & Ankle Center check out the damage. We will do everything we can—from bracing to pain medication—to make sure that it heals properly and won’t give way or cause future sprains. Your part in the process is to follow through with any physical therapy we prescribe, whether strengthening exercises or stretching, to make sure the joint fully recovers.

If your ankle instability becomes chronic, and you are prone to twisting it, have ongoing swelling and pain, or feel wobbly on your feet, surgery may be your best hope. All of our podiatrists are well-trained, experienced surgeons, and we use the latest in procedures and techniques so your procedure will have the best outcome. Sometimes repairing ligaments, cleaning out the joint and bone surfaces, or doing a tendon transfer is the only way to get the ankle back in shape again and allow you to engage in your favorite sport—whether that’s lacrosse, skiing, or tennis.

Don’t let a wobbly ankle keep you from enjoying an active life. Contact Rocky Mountain Foot & Ankle Center in Lakewood, CO, today. We are just a phone call away at (303) 423-2520, or you can request an appointment through our website. We also have an office in Wheat Ridge, and limited offices hours at our locations in Evergreen and Granby. Check us out on Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and Pinterest, too, for the latest in foot care information. 

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