Stiffness and pain that develops in the ankle region can start to linger, especially if there is repetitive irritation that comes from work activities, an injury that did not heal properly, or sports and intense exercise. If you are starting to notice that you have chronic pain around the outer portion of your ankle, it could mean that what you are dealing with is chronic lateral ankle pain. This will call for chronic lateral ankle pain treatment and surgery in Lake Stevens with our team at Mill Creek Foot and Ankle Clinic.
A common cause of this condition is something known as impingement synovitis. This can come from a build up of inflamed tissue that develops within the ankle. When this happens, there can be a partial clog of the joint in between surfaces. Adhesions to the joint or ligament tissue will usually cause focal irritation and lead to a clicking feeling that is similar to a catching when you move your ankle.
While surgical intervention is always going to be a last resort, you can count on our team to offer you all of the guidance and advice that you need to make a smart decision about your care plan. We will work to exhaust all possible therapies to get you the relief that you are looking for before we take more drastic measures.
Have lateral ankle pain symptoms? Call Mill Creek Foot and Ankle Clinic at (425)482-6663 for chronic lateral ankle pain treatment and surgery in Lake Stevens. Once you have a full examination and we go through all of your options, it could lead to an ankle brace, steroid injections, physical therapy or a combination of two or more therapies before we move on to surgery.