Many of us have ankle pain or know someone who does. Maybe you recently sprained an ankle? Maybe you have always had weak ankles. Maybe you have arthritis or heaven forbid even broke your ankle. Whatever the cause of your pain is, I think we can all agree that it is very annoying and can really cause problems with daily life and activities.
Many individuals suffer with chronic ankle pain due to arthritis. We put a lot of miles on those ankles and time catches us all. As we age the wear and tear of daily life can begin to take its toll on our joints and the soft tissues surrounding those joints. We may begin to experience pain while running, jumping and soon just walking. Activities that we used to enjoy are no longer an option due to the pain.
Fortunately there is hope! There are many options for treatment when it comes to ankle pain. Bracing, anti-inflammatory agents, Corticosteroid injections, strength exercises and physical therapy are just a few. If conservative therapy fails, surgical options can be explored. There have been many new advances in surgical techniques over the past years to help with ankle pain and instability. Advances in ankle arthroscopy and lateral ankle stabilization have made it less invasive to tackle these problems head on.
If you suffer from a nagging ankle injury or battle chronic ankle pain, I invite you to visit us at Integrative Foot & Ankle Centers of Washington at any of our offices located in Kirkland, Everett, and Renton and let's take a look! (425) 678-3877