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That sore ankle: Torn ligaments?

Friday, January 22, 2016

By: Jeff Ash

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After the Green Bay Packers’ season ended in mid-January, offensive lineman David Bakhtiari confessed that he’d torn five ligaments in his left ankle.


That injury happened in December. Bakhtiari missed three weeks of games, then returned to play in the second round of the playoffs.


“Running really hurt,” Bakhtiari told the Green Bay Press-Gazette’s Ryan Wood. “Change of direction was really tough. Pretty much anything planting on the foot.”


You needn’t play in the NFL to experience the pain and limited mobility that can accompany torn ankle ligaments. It can happen on the job. It can happen around the house. It can happen while walking on snow and ice during the winter.


Ankle pain is “worth checking into as it could lead to worsening conditions,” says Chad DeNamur, a foot and ankle specialist with Orthopedics & Sports Medicine BayCare Clinic.


When that happens, call on one of our foot and ankle specialists to determine the best treatment for your situation. If needed, our surgeons can perform surgery to repair torn ankle ligaments.


Our orthopedic and sports medicine providers see patients in Green Bay, Chilton, Denmark, Pulaski, Kaukauna, Manitowoc, Marinette, Shawano and Sturgeon Bay. For more information, please call Orthopedics & Sports Medicine BayCare Clinic at 877-884-8796 or request an appointment online.