Pain and stiffness is sometimes an issue that you may deal with in one or both of your ankles. However, when you start to notice that this pain seems to be turning into something that is more chronic, you need to have professional help, guidance and treatment. Our team at Mill Creek Foot and Ankle Clinic is available to offer you customized chronic lateral ankle pain treatment and surgery in Kirkland.
One of the causes of this condition is something that is known as impingement synovitis. This is something that can arise from inflammatory tissue that builds up in the ankle and then partially clogs the joints or starts to get trapped between joint surfaces. If there are any ligament tissues or joint adhesions that lead to focal irritation, there can be a clicking feeling or a noise that is similar to catching within the joint.
The great news is – there are a variety of simple treatments that can be tried in the initial stages. For a lot of patients, simple treatments will be the answer that they are looking for to get back on their feet and feel like themselves again. These treatments can include wearing a brace, using anti-inflammatory medication, pain medications, physical therapy, and cortisone injections.
However, if the condition is severe enough, it may be necessary to go with a more invasive process. When surgery is the best option, we will be sure to inform and educate you on each step of the surgery and what you can expect from the healing when all is said and done.
Call Mill Creek Foot and Ankle Clinic at (425)482-6663 for exercises and options in chronic lateral ankle pain treatment and surgery in Kirkland.