The important role of physical therapy in your ankle treatment

Physical Therapy FAQ

The ankle is a complex structure that provides us with stability for walking and standing. Our ankles are an important part of the foundation that holds up our entire body.

Ankle sprains and strains are two of the most common injuries that affect people’s ankles. These types of injuries may occur on either side of the ankle joint. Most often, a sudden stretching or twisting causes an ankle sprain or strain. If this happens to you, you may experience pain, swelling or even a tear of the ligament.

Ankle pain and stiffness typically get worse over time. You may start favoring the other leg to avoid putting additional weight on the injured ankle. Delaying treatment after injury can lead to post-traumatic arthritis developing in the hurt ankle.

Ankle treatment from a physical therapist

Physical therapy plans for ankle treatment vary from person to person. However, physical therapy usually includes some standard steps to help ease your pain. Pain management is first, and then you can start working to restore mobility. Below are some of the most reliable pain management methods for treating ankle pain:

  • Rest
  • Stretching
  • Exercises
  • Posture guidance
  • Patient education

Visit Holland Physical Therapy for ankle pain treatment

Do you suffer from constant ankle pain? Have you recently suffered a sudden development of intense pain? Regardless of your type of ankle pain, a physical therapist can help. At Holland Physical Therapy, our staff of well-trained physical therapists works diligently to manage your pain and restore mobility and range of motion.

When we work with patients to help relieve ankle pain and improve mobility, we create personalized treatment plans that cater to a patient’s current activity level, strengths and goals. That means we will start your treatment right where you are and help you work up the strength to get back to normal. Are you ready to talk to someone about treating your ankle pain? Contact our team today for more information about ankle pain treatment or to schedule an initial appointment.