Posts for tag: lateral ankle
It appears that Tony injured his anterior talofibular ligament when he twisted his ankle. Hopefully x-rays were obtained to be sure he does not have a fibula fracture just a type of an ankle fracture. MRI is the most accurate diagnostic tool for this type of injury.
Since he says in his post he’s feeling optimistic I’m guessing that it’s either a grade 1 or 2 ankle sprain which usually is uncomfortable but does not prevent golfers from competing.
It is treated with rest, ice, compression and elevation and usually does not have a new long-term repercussion.
Looking at the video it looks like it’s not the first time he had this ankle injury if it took him no time but to pop it back in place , that probably demonstrates that it’s more of a chronic lateral ankle instability which is basically injury to the anterior talofibular ligament over and over again. Basically, ligaments become so lax that it’s much easier to dislocate the ankle. Ankle stabilization surgery is the only way to permanently fix the problem..... and guess what? We do it at CFFA!!!!
Dr. Tatiana Wellens, DPM, PhD