How mild ankle instability and ankle sprains can be treated with Lateral Sole Wedges
Ankle instability can be due to a number of different factors that include:
- Congenital ligamentous laxity
- Injury to the lateral ankle ligaments
- Congenital heel inversion (calcaneal varus)
Treating lateral ankle instability depends upon a number of factors including age, weight and activity level. For very active patients, the use of an ankle brace or stabilization surgery is a matter of necessity. But the majority of patients that I see with ankle instability are not extreme sports enthusiasts or professional athletes. The majority of patients with ankle instability are simply looking for ways to control instability in everyday situations like going to school or to the store. In these cases, the use of a Lateral Sole Wedge is a perfect solution.
The Lateral Sole Wedge is a shoe insert that fits into all shoes. The Lateral Sole Wedge is thicker laterally than it is medially. By being thicker on the outside of the foot, the wedge inhibits rolling of the foot to the lateral side of the foot, thereby inhibiting lateral ankle sprains.
The Lateral Sole Wedge is a great tool for a number of different lateral ankle conditions including:
- Peroneal tendinitis
- Peroneal tendon subluxation
- Partial ruptures of the peroneal tendons
- Cuboid syndrome
- Peroneus brevis tendinitis
- Painful os peroneum
Lateral Sole Wedges are thin, light and easy to use. They can be trimmed with scissors to fit any shoe.