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If you have tendonitis in your ankle, this can make it difficult to walk, and you may have an unsteady gait. This can get dangerous as you could easily fall while you are walking, resulting in more injury to your ankle. Fortunately, there are treatment options available to help you, two of which are listed below.
If the doctor finds that your ankle tendonitis is caused by abnormal foot positioning, they may suggest custom orthotics to help with this problem. These are inserts that are custom made to insert inside your shoe.
The person creating your custom orthotics will first speak to your doctor. This will tell them the type of orthotics that will work best to treat your condition. For example, orthotics can increase pressure in different areas of your foot where it is needed. You may have to purchase a special type of shoes to wear to insert the orthotics.
The doctor will first make a custom mold of your foot and have the orthotic made, which is generally done in a lab. They will then insert the orthotic into the shoe, making sure it fits well. Once you put your shoe on, they will make sure it feels natural and comfortable for you. The doctor will tell you how long you need to use the orthotic in your shoe.
To learn more, go to sites about custom orthotics.
The doctor may suggest physical therapy to help with ankle tendonitis. The therapist will teach you many exercises that will stretch and strengthen the muscles in your ankles. This will help with weakness you may have in the ankle and release any tightness that may be there.
The physical therapist will speak with your doctor to help them come up with the best treatment plan. The doctor will tell you how often you need to see the physical therapist. This may be a few times a week in the beginning and then once a week.
The physical therapist may have you use foot weights to help with strengthening the ankle. They may also have you use resistance bands. If so, they can give you some bands to take home with you so you can do this exercise on your own.
If you continue to have a lot of pain in your ankle, the doctor may suggest that you have surgery. If so, this is usually an arthroscopic surgery, so you will recover much faster.Share