Ankle Care Products - Ankle Braces, Ankle Supports, & Ankle Pain Relief
Most people have twisted an ankle at some point in their life, but if your ankle gets swollen and painful after you twist it, you have most likely sprained it. This means you have stretched and possibly torn the ligaments in your ankle. Even though ankle sprains are common, they are not always minor injuries. Some people with repeated or severe sprains can develop long-term joint pain and weakness. Treating a sprained ankle can help prevent ongoing ankle problems.
Two of the most common ankle problems are "ankle valgus" and "ankle varus". Ankle valgus is a condition where the ankles roll in, compromising the stability and alignment of the body. Failure to treat ankle valgus can lead to chronic ankle instability including sprains and progressive weakening of the ligaments. Varying degrees of foot pain in the lower legs and ankles is often associated with this condition. Ankle varus is a condition where the ankles roll out, diminishing the stability and overall alignment of the body. If left untreated, ankle varus can lead to chronic ankle instability. People with ankle varus often experience an increase in sprains and progressive weakening of the ligaments.
SHOE RECOMMENDATIONS: Purchase and maintain good shoes and replace them regularly. Doctor Hurless recommends leather shoes with proper support for those with ankle issues.