In order to walk properly, many parts of your body work together. Your spine, legs, and feet all need to function correctly. Your ankle is an important part of the anatomy and can inhibit your walking if injured or damaged. Something as simple as a sprain can impair you for days. Some people are prone to sprained ankles, and that can lead to ankle instability. It is a vicious cycle. A sprain leads to instability which puts you at risk of further injuries. District Foot & Ankle specializes in treating ankle instability.
Do You Need Surgery for the Problem?
When you make an appointment with us, we go over your medical history and do an exam to discuss your symptoms. We may do imaging tests if we think they are needed. Not everyone with ankle instability needs surgery, but if you do, we are here for you. Chronic ankle instability surgery is a treatment that can help with unstable ankles by way of lateral ankle ligament reconstruction.
Understanding Lateral Ligament Reconstruction Surgery
With this procedure, the doctor tightens the ligaments which connect to the ankle. These are the ligaments on the outside of your leg. They are the ligaments that keep you stable when walking. The operation is simple and gets done on an outpatient basis. For all your foot and ankle problems, contact District Foot & Ankle today.