What Is Chronic Ankle Instability?
Chronic ankle instability is a result of recurrent sprains or ankle twists, persistent pain and repeated instances of giving way .Also it leads to functional instability and loss of ankle kinematics and proprioception. In worst cases it may lead to degenerative bone changes also.
Causes of ankle instability:-
- Repeated ligament injuries due to sports or accidents.
- Poor proprioception
- Muscle weakness
- Static alignment of ankle
- Decreased level of function and quality of life.
- Prolonged Arthritis changes
Signs and symptoms of chronic pain:-
- Constant pain and discomfort.
- Swelling or tenderness may be observed.
- Muscular weakness.
- Recurrent sprains or turning of ankle joint.
- Redness or warmth or discoloration.
Diagnosis:-Best diagnostic test for check of ankle instability is getting an x-ray done.
Treatment:-It can be classified into two:-
- Non surgical
Nonsurgical Treatment includes:-
Physical therapy - Chronic pain clinic Brampton includes various exercises and treatments to make your ankle strong enough and it restrain your muscles.Newhope Physiotherapy & Rehab Center plays an important role in relieving chronic pain in Brampton.
Bracing - bracing is a kind of ankle support which helps to gain support for ankle and also helps prevent additional ankle sprains.
Medications - Painkillers are often given to reduce pain and inflammation.
When Is Surgery Needed? :-
Well in some cases in chronic pain treatment Bramptonwhere non-surgical treatments remain inactive or the damage to ankle or Instabilitycan't be treated without surgery are recommended for surgery,specially when reconstruction of damaged ligaments isrequired.