Ankle & Achilles

conditions we treat with Prolotherapy

Did you know that once you have sprained your ankle, you are much more likely to sprain it in the future? Ankle sprains can easily, and often, lead to chronic ankle instability! This means that a “simple” sprained ankle quickly becomes a progressive, degenerative condition. Degeneration needs regeneration! If you are dealing with an acute ankle injury, such as an ATFL tear, or chronic ankle pain conditions, such as osteoarthritis, our specialists want to help you.

Symptoms caused by Ankle Instability

  • Ankle discoloration
  • Ankle inflammation
  • Ankle pain
  • Ankle swelling
  • Arch cramping
  • Crepitation with movement
  • In mild cases, there may be a propensity for the ankle to continually turn inward
  • Inability to move the ankle properly
  • Popping
  • Loss of motion
  • Loss of muscle strength
  • Mild aching to sudden pain
  • Numbiness in toes
  • Pain even when no weight is put on the ankle
  • Referral foot and toe pain

Chronic Conditions caused by Ankle Instability

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Ankle pain most often occurs because the bones and joints are moving too much – hence the diagnosis of joint instability. Why are they unstable? Because the support structures, the ligaments and tendons, are weak. These symptoms can be signs of the following ankle pain conditions caused by ankle instability that we commonly treat at Caring Medical.

Prolotherapy Treatment for Ankle Pain

Since ligaments do not heal well on their own, ankle instability quickly becomes a chronic, painful condition. It allows for destructive joint motions every time the ankle joint is used, wearing down the cartilage and causing further structural damage.

Our providers understand the need for ankle stability to prevent the long-term damage resulting from ankle instability. Therefore, we utilize Comprehensive Prolotherapy (vs 1-3 injections) to restore the ligament integrity and strengthen the joint function. This prevents the continued cartilage degeneration through destructive joint motions and allows the ankle a chance to heal.

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Let’s get that ankle healed!

Many patients tell us that despite having MRI that showed nothing, nobody has taken the time to physically examine their ankle. Wondering what is actually wrong with your ankle?

To see is to know!  Two of our primary diagnostic tests are MSK ultrasound and DDR Motion x-ray where we can analyze bone movement as you move your ankle/Achilles and stress the joint to see what is really going on while you are having symptoms.

Examination of the Lateral Ankle
Excessive movement or soft end feel compared to the non-painful side while inverting the ankle is a sign of lateral ankle instability.

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You deserve the best possible results from your treatment. Let’s make this happen! Talk to our team about your case to find out if you are a good candidate.