You don’t have to live with it day in and day out. We can make it go away like it never existed!
Ankle pain is no laughing matter. After all, your ankles and feet literally carry you everywhere you go, every single day. So, when you’re experiencing pain in your ankle, it can affect everything you do. And because your ankles are used so heavily and bear so much weight, they can be easily injured, especially from running and jumping.
But ankle pain doesn’t have to be expected as a way of life. You can make it go away naturally!
What Are the Most Common Ankle Injuries?
Did you know that approximately two million people are seen by a physician every year for ankle injuries? These include sprains, strains, and fractures–but even after recovering from these injuries, between 30% and 70% of those people will experience ankle instability. If left alone, that pain (which could be a sign of a more serious problem) can easily lead to further re-injury of the ankle. That’s why it’s so important to stretch and strengthen your ankle after an injury; doing so significantly reduces your risk of injuring the ankle again.
Does Physical Therapy Work for Ankle Pain?
Absolutely! In fact, with the right routine, you can regain the mobility and strength in your ankle and get really close or right to your pre-injury form. Ankles are tricky, however, and the rehabilitation is a consistent and steady process.
Most physical therapy programs for ankles will start with non-weight-bearing motion exercises to increase mobility before moving on to weight-bearing exercises to strengthen the joint. Because of the challenges ankles present, it’s essential to work with a physical therapist to determine the best game plan and exercise routine to help get your ankle feeling normal again.
What Kind of Ankle Exercise Routine You Should Expect?
Once you’ve worked with a physical therapist–like our highly skilled staff here at Physical Therapy Now in Lake Worth–you’ll be able to start a routine on your own at home. But because ankle rehab is not an overnight process, it’s important to follow your physical therapist or doctor’s guidance. You don’t want to start an exercise regimen at home without getting their approval first.
Once you begin, you can expect both weight-bearing and non-weight-bearing exercises that include repetitions of bending and flexing the foot and ankle, inversion and eversion movements, isometrics, resistance training, calf raises, and other similar strength-building exercises.
Ankle Pain Therapy in Lake Worth
If you’ve been dealing with ankle pain, call Physical Therapy Now in Lake Worth. Our skilled and experienced staff will work with you to create a customized rehab plan based on your injury or ailment and pain level.
Call us at (561) 963-6227 to set up your first appointment, where we’ll discuss your injury and plot a course for your treatment. At Physical Therapy Now, our goal is to get you back on your feet again – with that ankle pain gone for good!