With Valentine’s day just behind us, you may have gotten swept off your feet, or maybe your knees have gone weak… but if your ankles keep giving out, well, that’s not a sign of love—that’s a sure sign of ankle instability!
Why is this ankle instability happening?
Arthritis can also be a culprit. The resulting symptoms can include pain, swelling, tenderness, stiffness, and that wobbly feeling like your ankle is about to give way—and sometimes, it just might!
Ironically, the ankle instability condition can make you prone to even more sprains, and the vicious cycle continues. To stop the madness, make an appointment with us! We can determine what’s behind your ankle instability problem and design a plan to solve it.
What treatments can help ankle instability?
Treatments can include anti-inflammatory medications, physical therapy, steroid injections, and supportive braces. In severe cases, surgical procedures to remove scar tissue or repair ligaments and tendons may be necessary.
We can also provide you with tips to keep you on your feet as well as ankle-strengthening exercises to help you walk without wobbling.
That way, the only time you’ll fall is when you fall in love.
Schedule an Appointment With Our Foot and Ankle Specialists
Ready to find out how Shenandoah Podiatry’s foot and ankle specialists can help you feel steady on your feet? Complete the online contact form or call us at 540-904-1458 to schedule an appointment.