Why Do I Keep Spraining My Ankle?

If you have sprained your ankle numerous times in your life, it can be a frustrating and painful process. For those who engage in regular athletic activities, ankle injuries can be frequent and how you treat them can play a big role in your future foot health. Often, sprains are not treated by a foot care specialist and heal improperly, which results in chronic ankle instability, a condition where the ankle is susceptible to “giving out” during walking, exercise, or even standing.

When you sprain your ankle, the ligaments either outside or inside of your ankle bone become overstretched or torn. During the healing process, it is important to strengthen the surrounding muscles to regain proper balance. However, many people assume that once the swelling and pain is gone, their ankle injury is completely healed.

Treatment options

Chronic ankle instability can be treated non-surgically through:

When nonsurgical methods fail to improve ankle stability, surgery may be necessary to repair any damaged or overstretched ligaments. If you have experienced multiple ankle sprains or have chronic discomfort in your feet or ankles, see a trusted and experienced podiatrist for diagnosis and treatment. Dr. Gabriel Maislos of Houston Foot & Ankle Care has been treating patients all over Southwest Houston for all kinds of foot and ankle issues such as plantar fasciitis, bunions, fungal nails, and diabetic foot problems. Dr. Maislos is board-certified and has numerous certifications to stay up-to-date in the field and our office also uses state-of-the-art technologies to help assess and treat podiatric issues. Please contact us or call (713) 541-3199 to schedule an appointment today!

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