There may come a time when you notice that you are having a little bit more than the average pain and discomfort in your ankle. If the pain seems to persist a great deal, what you may have is chronic lateral ankle pain. Because this can be a condition that makes it difficult for you to take on your daily activities, you will need to work with a professional that can offer relief. Mill Creek Foot and Ankle Clinic will be able to help you with options in chronic lateral ankle pain and surgery in Mountlake Terrace.
Impingement synovitis is one cause of this affliction, which can arise from the building up of inflammatory tissue that lies within the ankle bones. This inflamed tissue can get clogged in the joint and cause more swelling and discomfort. For some patients, there will also be the problem of a feeling of instability when trying to stand or walk.
There are a number of simple treatments that can be tried in the beginning and our team will be happy to go over each option with you. If there is a good response, there may not be any need for further treatment. However, when a patient sees much more persistent pain in their ankle, the doctors that work with us will talk with you further about your need for invasive procedures.
If it seems as though surgery is the answer, you will also have plans put together for complete rehabilitation immediately following the healing process to make sure that the ankle bones and joints have the ability to get back on track.
Call Mill Creek Foot and Ankle Clinic at (425)482-6663 for exercises and options in chronic lateral ankle pain treatment and surgery in Mountlake Terrace.