Ankle injuries can significantly affect your mobility and impact your ability to work and participate in your favorite activities. The team at Premier Foot & Ankle of Dallas, Plano, McKinney, Frisco, Allen, Mesquite, Sherman and Celina, Texas, are highly skilled and experienced at the diagnosis and treatment of ankle injuries, whether due to fracture, sprain, or arthritis. For an expert consultation regarding your ankle injury, call or schedule an appointment online with one of their offices today.
The ankle is the joint that connects the foot to the leg. Your ankle gives your foot flexibility and helps stabilize your steps. The ankle consists of bones, ligaments, tendons, and muscles. When this complex system is damaged, it causes instability of the foot and makes the ankle vulnerable to recurrent injuries.
Ankle injuries happen when the bones and tissues of the joint are abnormally forced, stretched, twisted, or inflamed. Potential causes of ankle injury include:
Sports, obesity, diabetes, stress, and advanced age can increase your risk of ankle injuries. Ankle injuries can lead to secondary problems, such as nerve damage, altered mobility, tendonitis, and chronic pain.
The most common type of ankle injury is an ankle sprain. An ankle sprain happens when the ligaments and tendons of the ankle joint are overextended or forcefully stretched beyond healthy limits.
An ankle sprain causes small tears in the tissue of the ankle, which causes inflammation, swelling, and pain. In most cases, treatment of sprains includes rest, ice, and immobilization.
They usually heal without much treatment, but repeated sprains can cause the joint to be chronically unstable and predispose the ankle to recurrent sprains and other injuries.
Ankle injuries can be painful, and may cause:
If you have an ankle injury, it is important that you seek treatment to avoid long-term complications that may further impact your mobility and level of pain.
Ankle injury treatment at Premier Foot & Ankle focuses on relieving pain and helping restore full mobility to your ankle joint. Your plan of care may include a combination of treatments, including:
Advanced treatments may include:
In some cases, surgical repair of the bones, ligaments, tendons, or muscles of the ankle may be your best option. The Premier Foot & Ankle podiatry team is highly skilled and experienced to offer the most advanced, up-to-date treatment plans that ensure full recovery from your ankle injury.
For an expert consultation regarding your ankle injury, call or schedule an appointment online with Premier Foot & Ankle today.