Our doctors have the expertise and experience needed to diagnose and treat your ankle instability to help you return to your normal activities as quickly and safely as possible.
First, we focus on precisely diagnosing the instability’s cause, which could be a fracture, ligament tear, arthritis, or other condition.
With a confirmed diagnosis, we deliver world-class care to help relieve symptoms, which may include buckling of your ankle, balance problems, repeated ankle strains, and increased risk of falling. Our team offers the complete range of treatment options but always emphasizes the least invasive approach possible. Treatment may consist of bracing, physical therapy, or medication. When needed, we perform surgical procedures ranging from the routine to the most complex in the world.
Our orthopaedic surgeons work closely with other specialists such as sports medicine doctors, physical therapists, and other highly trained professionals. As a team, they develop a complete care plan personalized to your condition and unique needs.
In addition, Stanford Health Care patients with ankle instability may have opportunities to join research studies of new treatment approaches not yet available anywhere else.