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Chronic Ankle Instability

Chronic Ankle Instability

Patients who suffer from chronic ankle instability find that they injure their ankle much more frequently than others, experience issues such as stiffness and pain, and may find it difficult to navigate uneven terrain without injury. At Advanced Spine & Orthopedics, we offer several treatment options for chronic ankle instability in Dallas.

What Is Chronic Ankle Instability?

Because of its function, the ankle is susceptible to injuries such as sprains, strains, and fractures. Oftentimes, the injury has not properly healed or was not rehabbed completely. Thus, the ligaments may still be stretched out and loose. The resulting problem is chronic ankle instability. It is described as a constant collapsing of the ankle. Our orthopedic ankle surgeon will deliver a detailed examination to determine the level of instability.

Symptoms of Ankle Instability

Individuals with chronic ankle instability seem to injure their ankle more often than others. More often than not, the majority of patients visiting our orthopedic ankle surgeon are there because of chronic ankle instability. Symptoms of this ankle problem tend to be:

  • A sense that the ankle easily “gives out”
  • Difficulty walking on uneven surfaces
  • Constantly rolling the ankle
  • Recurring ankle stiffness at the end of the day

During your chronic ankle instability consultation in Dallas, our orthopedic ankle surgeon will ask about the symptoms you are experiencing, examine your ankle, and perform some diagnostic testing to determine the best course of action for your treatment.

Ankle Instability Treatments

Our orthopedic ankle surgeon will need to give you a thorough examination of your condition. Treatments are based on the results of the ankle examination.

Non-surgical options are considered first. Proper rehabilitation is critical to successful non-surgical treatments of an ankle injury. If these conservative treatments do not work, then surgery may be required.

Surgery generally comprises of repairing or replacing the damaged ligaments. Our orthopedic ankle surgeon will determine the appropriate surgical option based on the severity of your ankle instability. Surgical options for chronic ankle instability in Dallas include:

  • Ankle ligament reconstruction
  • Arthroscopic ankle surgery
  • Ankle fracture surgery

Treatment Cost

The cost will be determined by the type of treatment performed and other variables. Our team can also discuss insurance options if they are applicable and payment options for your chronic ankle instability treatment in Dallas.

Orthopedic Ankle Surgeon Southlake

An ankle injury that is not properly treated can turn into permanent ankle instability. Our team at Advanced Spine & Orthopedics has the knowledge and resources to properly diagnose and treat chronic ankle instability in Dallas. To schedule an appointment with our orthopedic ankle surgeon, please contact us online, call our Southlake office at 817-310-8783.

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