Foot & Ankle Surgeon, Dr. Lai offers advice on Ankle Sprains

Ted C. Lai, DPM
Shore Orthopaedic University Associates


 Advice on Ankle Sprains

While in 80 percent of ankle sprains the ligament heals with a brace, rest, ice, compression and elevation, in 20 percent of ankle sprains the ligament does not heal in the correct anatomical position. This happens if the injury is more severe with complete rupture of the ligament and/or you don’t allow it to heal correctly. In this situation, the acute ankle sprain can develop into chronic lateral ankle instability and predisposes other structures to further injuries such as tendonitis and cartilage damage. At that point, with the triad of injuries, surgical repair many times is necessary. With today’s advanced surgical techniques and innovative technologies, recovery time has significantly improved and allows you to get back on your feet earlier. Surgery may be avoided completely by seeing a doctor as soon as the sprain occurs especially if there is swelling, bruising, pain, and difficulty with walking. To avoid ankle sprains, proper footwear is important. Stay away from flimsy shoes and wear rigid-soled sneakers with arch supports. Be cautious when walking or running on uneven terrain such as the beach, curbs, or steps.

Dr. Lai is a fellowship-trained foot and ankle surgeon, specializing in fractures, trauma, reconstructive surgery, ligament and tendon repair, and deformity correction of the foot and ankle. He is board qualified by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery and an associate member of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons.

 

 

 

Shore Orthopaedic Welcomes Dr. Lai

Shore Orthopaedic University Associates
Is Pleased To Welcome
Ted C. Lai, D.P.M.
Fellowship-Trained foot & Ankle Surgeon

 

Fellowship-Trained
Foot and Ankle Surgery (Board Qualified)
Undergraduate School: West Chester University
Medical School: Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine
Residency: Aria-Jefferson Health Systems, Philadelphia, PA
Fellowship: ACFAS Mon Valley Foot & Ankle Traumatic and Reconstructive Surgery

Specializing in: Trauma, Reconstructive Surgery, and Deformity Correction of the lower extremity

Dr. Lai is a fellowship-trained foot and ankle surgeon treating all aspects of the foot and ankle. He specializes in trauma and fractures of the lower extremity, adult and pediatric reconstructive surgery, ligament and tendon repair, arthroscopic and minimally invasive procedures, diabetic limb reconstruction, and neurologic conditions of the foot and ankle.

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24 MacArthur Blvd, Somers Point, NJ 08244 609-927-1991
18 E. Jimmie Leeds Rd, Galloway,NJ08205 609-404-3353
9 Stites Ave, Cape May Court House, NJ 08210 609-465-2774

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Shore Orthopaedic Welcomes Dr. Lai

Shore Orthopaedic University Associates Is Pleased To Welcome Ted C. Lai, D.P.M. Fellowship-Trained foot & Ankle Surgeon   Foot and Ankle Surgery (Board Qualified) Year began practicing: 2017 Undergraduate School: West Chester University Medical School: Temple University School of Podiatric … Continue reading