WHAT IS ANKLE PAIN?
Pain in the ankle can be extremely debilitating and severely limit one’s enjoyment of daily activities.
The main types of ankle pain
What can you do about your ankle pain?
Exercises for ankle pain
What is Physical Therapy?
- Physical therapists are trained, licensed specialists who help individuals develop, maintain and restore maximum movement and function. Physical therapists specialize in helping restore flexibility and strength to the ankle to allow you to move normally and enjoy your life, pain free. Discuss with your doctor if physical therapy is a good option for your ankle pain.
- Medical research has shown physical therapy to be an effective treatment with positive long term outcomes for patients with ankle pain. A successful treatment plan consists of the following: hands-on therapy, an exercise program, posture & body mechanics training, and modalities (cold/heat, ultrasound electrical stimulation).
Physical therapists are trained to apply specialized, hands-on techniques that help relax tight muscles and restore joint movement in the ankle.
A patient-specific exercise program focusing on mobility and strength will be designed to help you return to your optimal daily activity and quality of life.
Physical therapists are experts at movement analysis. Your physical therapist will help you improve your gait and body mechanics for daily activities.
Cold/heat, ultrasound, and electrical stimulation are used to decrease pain and relax the muscles.