Ankle Instability Treatment at Foot, Ankle and Leg Center of

Ankle instability is a condition that leads to a recurring giving way of the outer side of the ankle, often following an injury. It can affect your ability to walk, run, and participate in activities you enjoy, significantly impacting your quality of life. At the Foot, Ankle and Leg Center of Rome, our dedicated team offers comprehensive solutions tailored to your individual needs, helping you regain stability and confidence in your ankle.

Understanding Ankle Instability:
Ankle instability usually results from an ankle sprain that has not adequately healed or was not treated properly. This can lead to a cycle of injury and instability. Symptoms may include persistent discomfort and swelling, a feeling of wobbliness, or the ankle repeatedly “giving way” during activities or even while standing.

Causes of Ankle Instability:
The primary cause is often a sprained ankle that didn’t recover fully, leading to stretched or torn ligaments. Factors that can increase your risk include high-impact sports, uneven surfaces, and previous ankle injuries. Genetics may also play a role in predisposing individuals to ankle instability.

Our Ankle Instability Treatments:
Non-Surgical Treatments:

  • Physical Therapy: Customized exercises to strengthen the ankle, improve balance, and restore range of motion.
  • Bracing: Wearing a supportive brace to stabilize the ankle during activities.

Surgical Options for Chronic Ankle Instability:
For cases where non-surgical treatments do not provide relief, surgery may be necessary to repair or tighten the ligaments around the ankle.

Why Choose Our Center in Rome, GA?

Our center is equipped with state-of-the-art technology and staffed by specialists who are leaders in the field of foot and ankle care. We are dedicated to providing personalized treatment plans that address the root cause of your ankle instability, ensuring the best possible outcomes.


Q: What can I do to prevent ankle instability?
A: Prevention focuses on strengthening the ankle muscles, wearing appropriate footwear, and being cautious on uneven surfaces. Consider using ankle support if you’re engaging in activities that put you at risk.

Q: How long does it take to recover from ankle instability treatment?
A: Recovery time varies depending on the severity of the condition and the treatment approach. Non-surgical treatments may see improvements within weeks, while surgical recovery can take several months.

Q: Is ankle instability surgery invasive?
A: Surgery for ankle instability can vary in invasiveness, from minimally invasive arthroscopy to more complex procedures. Your surgeon will discuss the best approach for your specific condition.

Q: Can ankle instability return after treatment?
A: With proper treatment, rehabilitation, and preventive measures, the risk of recurrence can be significantly reduced. However, it’s important to continue strengthening exercises even after recovery to maintain ankle stability.

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