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Chantilly Office

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Woodbridge Office

2280 Opitz Blvd., Suite 230

Woodbridge, VA 22191 US

(703) 583-5959

(703) 583-5995

Chantilly Office

3914 Centreville Road, Suite 200

Chantilly, VA 20151 US

(703) 490-5599

(703) 583-5995

Woodbridge Office

2280 Opitz Blvd., Suite 230

Woodbridge, VA 22191 US

(703) 583-5959

(703) 583-5995

Chantilly Office

3914 Centreville Road, Suite 200

Chantilly, VA 20151 US

(703) 490-5599

(703) 583-5995

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Chronic Lateral Ankle Pain

Chronic lateral ankle pain is recurring or chronic pain on the outside part of the ankle that often develops after an injury such as a sprained ankle.

Signs and symptoms include:

  • Ankle instability.
  • Difficulty walking on uneven ground or in high heels.
  • Pain, sometimes intense, on the outer side of the ankle.
  • Repeated ankle sprains.
  • Stiffness.
  • Swelling.
  • Tenderness.

Although ankle sprains are the most common cause of chronic lateral ankle pain, other causes may include:

  • A fracture in one of the bones that make up the ankle joint.
  • Arthritis of the ankle joint.
  • Inflammation of the joint lining.
  • Injury to the nerves that pass through the ankle. In this case, the nerves become stretched, torn, injured by a direct blow, or pinched under pressure.
  • Scar tissue in the ankle after a sprain. The scar tissue takes up space in the joint, putting pressure on the ligaments.
  • Torn or inflamed tendon.

Treatments for chronic lateral ankle pain include:

  • Over the counter or prescription anti-inflammatory medications to reduce swelling. Note: Please consult your physician before taking any medications.
  • Physical therapy, including tilt-board exercises that focus on strengthening the muscles, restoring range of motion, and increasing your perception of joint position.
  • Ankle braces or other supports.
  • Steroid medication.
  • Immobilization to allow the bone to heal (in cases of fractures).

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Woodbridge Office

Monday:

8:30 am-5:00 pm

Tuesday:

8:30 am-5:00 pm

Wednesday:

8:30 am-5:00 pm

Thursday:

8:30 am-5:00 pm

Friday:

8:00 am-2:00 pm

Saturday:

Select Saturdays 8:30 am - 12:30 pm

Sunday:

Closed

Chantilly Office

Monday:

8:30 am-5:00 pm

Tuesday:

8:30 am-5:00 pm

Wednesday:

8:30 am-5:00 pm

Thursday:

8:30 am-5:00 pm

Friday:

8:30 am-1:00 pm

Saturday:

Select Saturdays 8:30 am - 12:30 pm

Sunday:

Closed