Your ankles play a key role in articulation of the movements commanded by the lower limbs. Since they are highly solicited, they are frequent victims of discomfort. This may come from a disease, such as osteoarthritis, or from an injury, such as a sprain. Injuries to the Achilles tendon also commonly occur, especially in women: this may be a rupture or Achilles tendinitis.
Persistent joint instability is often one of the aftereffects of an ankle injury. This explains why relapses occur in half the cases of sprains. It is not only important to treat the injury properly when it occurs, but to continue to monitor the treatment of its aftereffects.
What Medicus can do for you
A consultation with our credentialed orthotists and prosthetists allows you to perform a precise analysis of your symptoms. They evaluate your specific needs and recommend the treatment best indicated for your condition.
In the case of conditions specific to the ankle, you might be prescribed a foot orthosis, a specific shoe or an ankle orthosis or brace. With good alignment of the structures and increased stability, you can move freely in total safety.