WONKY ANKLE => WONDER CURE!
An ankle sprain occurs when there is significant injury to the ligaments that surround and connect the bones of the leg to the foot.The injury commonly occcurs when you accidentaly twist or turn your ankle inappropriately.Lateral ankle sprains are most common with the anterior talofibular and the tibiofibular ligaments being injured.
If the ankle does not receive the proper treatment and rehabilitation,it is very likely that sprains recur andchronic ankle instability becomes a problem.The result of untreated ankle instability is often cartilage deterioration and degenerative arthritis with an increased chance of surgery as an end result.
Common symptoms associated with chronic ankle instability include pain,swelling ,giving way sensation in ankle,increased range of motion from lax ligaments or reduced range,and recurring sprains.
WHY ANKLE SURGERIES DONT WORK
The surgeries commonly used with severely degenerated ankles are Ankle Fusion and ankle replacement,which often results in long rehab periods,severe post-operative pain and possible loss of mobility and function in the ankle.In many cases patients still complain of pain after surgery .Surgery does always pose the risk of complications.
WHAT DOES WORK FOR ANKLE INSTABILITY?
Prolotherapy works wonderfully well to treat conditions where there is instability.Prolotherapy injections into the ankle work to create an inflammatory response in the ligaments which in turn stimulates healing and repair in the soft tissue.The ligament produced after prolo is stronger and thicker making it the ideal tool to treat ankle instability.To read more about Prolo and ankle injuries click here.