What You Need to Know About Ankle Instability

A simple twist or trip on a curb can cause a pretty painful ankle sprain. When ankles sustain repeated injury, chronic ankle instability can result. This condition is described as ankles “giving way” on a recurring basis. Many athletes suffer from this condition while playing but it can also happen while walking or standing.

How does chronic instability happen?

Ligaments in your ankle are stretched or torn when you sprain your ankle.  If the injury does not heal properly or is under stress too soon then your ankle is prone to re-injury. Without complete rehabilitation, ligaments and muscles remain weak. When repeated sprains occur, the ankle becomes even weaker and unstable increasing the risk for chronic instability.

The symptoms of chronic instability include:

•    Pain
•    A constant dull ache
•    Swelling and tenderness
•    Feeling as though your ankle is unstable
•    Stiffness
•    Repeated sprains while playing sports, walking on uneven surfaces or wearing high heels

Drs. Joel Brook, Arroyo, and McClurkin, foot specialists in Dallas and Plano, TX offer patients effective treatment for chronic ankle instability. Options include anti-inflammatory medications to help reduce swelling, ankle braces to support ankle and prevent further sprains and physical therapy to help with rehabilitation of the ankle. More severe cases may require surgery to restore the health of the ankle. Our podiatric office can also provide several tips for preventing chronic pain from occurring in the future.

If you need help strengthening your ankles or are experiencing recurring sprains, it is time to seek help from our friendly, expert staff. Call 972.853.7100 in Dallas or (972) 943-3323 in Plano.

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Derrick W.

The staff at Dallas Podiatry Works could not have been more courteous, helpful, and professional in doing their job. They made me feel comfortable when I was there, which is certainly appreciated. They answered all the questions that I had and just made each visit the most pleasurable that it could be. I would highly recommend them to anyone needing this type of foot care.

Joseph B.

I would highly recommend Dr. Brook to anyone with foot problems–especially problems that stump other podiatrists. He really is very caring and very knowledgeable.

Jeannette H.

Dr. Joel Brook and the staff were nice and helpful. Though I was a new patient, I got right in as soon as they were open in my preferred location. They diagnosed the problem and provided medicines along with a perfect gel bandage so I could keep exercising while my toes healed. My toes already hurt less and look a little better each day. If I have future issues, I will be a repeat customer. Here’s hoping I don’t, but at least I know my feet are in good hands.

Meryl E.

I visited this office for an ingrown toe nail a few years ago. After seeing another doctor, who made it worse, he referred me to Dallas Podiatry Works. The doctor there was able to fix my problem. I’m not great with reviews, all I can tell you is that this doctor and staff will have you up and running or doing whatever it is you do in no time. You will be in great hands. You’d be a fool not to use this doctor. Now its time to visit him again for the other toe.

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Been having bad ankle pains for 6 months was referred here and it was a great visit ladies in the front desk medical assistants and the Doctor were all very friendly and make you feel very comfortable.

Elizabeth G.

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