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Ankle Instability

Strengthen Your Ankles with Our Ankle Specialist at The Podiatry Center

Do you struggle with weak ankles, or do you often feel as though your ankle is about to “give way” when walking on uneven ground or in high-heeled shoes? If so, then you may be suffering from chronic ankle instability. At The Podiatry Center, we can help you restore strength and stability to your ankles. Regain your confident walk with our Bethesda, MD, ankle doctor.

What Causes Ankle Instability?

The most common cause of ankle instability is an ankle sprain that wasn’t allowed to heal properly. When you sprain your ankle, your ligaments can be stretched or even torn. When those ligaments don’t get repaired, the result is an ankle that struggles to support your weight. If you have suffered multiple sprains over a period of time, this can exacerbate your condition even further.

Is Surgery Necessary for Your Ankle Instability?

While our team is highly trained in surgery for ankle correction, we believe strongly that surgery should always be a last resort after more conservative treatments have been tried. In the case of ankle instability, there are a number of nonsurgical methods our doctors may first recommend, including ankle wraps, anti-inflammatory medications, or an ankle brace. If you do end up needing surgery for a torn ligament or excessively damaged ligament, then you can rest easy knowing you’re in the hands of the best ankle surgeons in the area.

Ultimately, the best way to know the right treatment for your weak ankle is to visit The Podiatry Center, where our team can evaluate the extent of the damage to your ligaments.

Schedule an Appointment With Our Ankle Doctor in Bethesda, MD, Today

To experience our 5-star-rated podiatric care, schedule your New Patient Consultation today by calling (301) 656-6055 to reach our Bethesda, MD, office or (703) 451-2977 to reach our Springfield, VA, office. You may also click here for our convenient online form. Your appointment includes the following:

  • Discuss Your Goals
  • Complete Exam & Diagnosis
  • Discuss Your Options

During your appointment, we will take the time to answer all your questions about our advanced treatments and technology, our flexible payment options, and anything else you may want to know about us!

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