What Is Ankle Instability?

Ankle Instability is a condition portrayed by a repetitive giving way of the outer side of the lower leg. This condition usually occurs if you suffer multiple ankle sprains. Generally, it happens while strolling or doing different exercises, yet it can also happen when you’re simply standing.

People with chronic ankle instability often complain of:

• A continued turning of the lower leg while participating in sports activities

• Persistent swelling

• Pain and a feeling of wobbliness in the ankle.

What causes it?

Constant lower leg instability normally happens after a lower leg sprain that has not been satisfactorily healed. At the point when you sprain your lower leg, the connective tissues are extended or torn. The capacity to adjust is frequently influenced. Each ensuing injury prompts further debilitating of the ligaments, bringing about more prominent instability and the probability of developing extra issues in the lower leg.

Appropriate recovery is expected to fortify the muscles around the lower leg and “retrain” the tissues inside the lower leg that bring balance. 

How to Diagnose it?

In assessing and diagnosing your condition, the doctor will inquire about any past lower leg injuries. Then, at that point, the person will analyze your lower leg to check for tender spots, indications of swelling, and stability of your ankle through X-rays.

What are Non-Surgical Treatment options for ankle instability?

  • Physical therapy involves strengthening the ankle, improving the balance, and also helping in restoring your ankle’s full range of motion. It will also help in getting back to your normal lives and daily activities.
  • Bracing helps to keep the ankle stable. It also helps prevent ankle sprains.
  • Medications are required to reduce the pain and swelling.

When Is Surgery Needed?

Now and again, the foot and lower leg specialist will suggest a medical procedure depending on the level of instability. Medical procedure as a rule includes fixing or transplanting the harmed ligament. The specialist will choose the surgery most appropriate for your case depending on the seriousness of the instability and your movement level. The length of the recuperation time frame will shift, depending on the surgery performed and the severity of the condition.

To treat ankle instability, please reach out to us to book an appointment with Dr Anuj Chawla, Saqsham Ortho’s foot and ankle specialist. We are just a call away!