What is Ankle Instability?
Lateral Ankle instability is a condition whereby the ankle twists over, this can be an acute injury, requiring immediate attention. More commonly you may turn your ankle or twist your ankle joint when running, climbing or walking. It can be a regular occurrence and attributed incorrectly to weak ankles. This is not the case. Simply put damage can occur, even if it does not hurt! Pain can be the result of Peroneal tendon damage, Ankle Ligament injury or Joint and Bone problems such as Arthritis and Fractures.
How Do I Diagnose your Ankle Injury?
Typically a presenting history and physical examination, that looks at your biomechanics whilst standing, walking and running is required. We often scan your gait pattern with a force plate and advise further tests at that point, if required. Normally they are not! I sometimes use diagnostic ultrasound or request Plain film X-Rays to assist complex cases. Very occasionally an MRI and Surgical Consult is required.
How Do I Treat Lateral Ankle Instability Differently?
The fastest and best method of treating this condition remains Bespoke Custom Orthotics. Footwear advice and strengthening of the Peroneal tendons following years of neglect. A simple and effective treatment overall, with high success and fast results.
The custom devices need to be accurate and correctly prescribed, designed, manufactured and adjusted for optimum outcome. These Sports Orthotics are medical insoles, custom made to your foot from a 3D laser scan.
We use 15 years worth of dedicated training and experience to ensure the best possible orthotic insole result. Each and every orthotic is designed by myself, start to finish. We have an international orthotic laboratory on site, to give the best turnaround possible. ORTHOTICS MADE ON-SITE in Shropshire!
This holistic method of treatment addresses the ROOT CAUSE of your problem and in doing so balances the forces within your foot and leg, stopping your ankle instability almost instantly.
In cases that your ankle instability has caused damage to the tendons of there foot, namely the Peroneal or Achilles Tendon in this instance, we will offer ESWT Shockwave Therapy to treat along with high grade and well selected exercise rehabilitation. Any physiotherapy required, can be undertaken within the lower limb, by a specialist Podiatrist.
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