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Ankle Pain

Ankle pain can be a result of wear, lack of suitable footwear and poor ankle support.

How It Works

physical_therapy_ankle_and_footIn order to treat ankle pain, you first need to find the source of the problem. Your therapist needs to make sure that the appropriate course of action is going to decrease pain while also restoring function, not to mention that we can also perform a GAIT analysis to make sure that the pain is not coming from other related joints such as your lower back, hip or knee. Our goals are to:

  • Decrease Inflammation and Pain
  • Improve Strength and Flexibility
  • Reduce Abnormalities
  • Educate with Preventive Measures
  • Provide Exercise Programs for After Therapy
  • Seek Orthotic Intervention with Physician’s Approval.

A physical therapist will normally start by asking you specific questions that are fully designed to help you to understand the reason for your pain. They may also ask you questions about your lifestyle and about your history as well, but if your pain is the result of a trauma or an injury then your therapist may need to talk to your doctor before the treatment is started.

Your Plan

The next step in the process would be to create a treatment plan that helps to relieve the pain that you are experiencing. Another thing that you need to consider is the stability, strength and flexibility of your joints, but we can help you with this as well with:

  • Ice or Heat Application
  • Muscle Group Electrical Stimulation
  • Ultrasound
  • Massage Therapy

In most instances, your physical therapy sessions will last about an hour, however the time can vary. You will also find that the amount of sessions that you need will depend on the circumstances of the pain that you are experiencing as well. Some people only need a couple of sessions to get them back on track whereas others need several and months of therapy.

Education and Exercise

Most of the time conservative care can actually help to prevent surgery at a later date and this is especially the case when it comes to ligament tears. That’s not all physical therapy can do for you however, because it can also help you to decrease pain and it can teach you more about your body as well. It can also help you with joint mobility, strength and balance so you can get the results you need in the shortest amount of time.

Please contact us if you experience the following:

  • Ankle Sprain / Strain
  • Achilles Tendonitis
  • Tendonitis
  • Shin Splints
  • Ankle Instability
  • Tarsal Syndrome
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Arthritis

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