Treating ankle injuries with physical therapy

Recovering from an Ankle Injury

Your ankles are some of the most important joints in your body. These joints are responsible for supporting your body weight and for walking, running, jumping and basically any other movement or activity that involves your legs. That’s why when one of your ankles is hurt, it’s difficult to do pretty much anything besides sitting in a chair and waiting for the pain to go away.

However, ankle pain is often the sign of a serious condition, such as a sprain, fracture or arthritis that can cause increased pain and permanent disability if left untreated. Fortunately, physical therapy can help reduce your pain and restore your range of motion while reducing the need for surgery and other invasive treatments. 

Common causes of ankle pain treatable by physical therapy

Not all types of ankle pain are the same. There are many conditions that can cause pain and loss of mobility in the ankle. Many of these are treatable by physical therapy. 

Common types of ankle pain that the physical therapists treat at Holland Physical Therapy include:

  • Sprains — Torn or stretched connective tissue in the ankles
  • Arthritis — The wearing down of cartilage or bone tissue in your ankles and other joints
  • Bursitis — Inflammation of the bursae, which are sacs of fluid that are supposed to cushion your joints
  • Achilles tendonitis — Inflammation of the Achilles tendon that occurs from repetitive use in stressful physical activity
  • Fractures — Partial or complete fractures of the bones in or around the ankles can cause severe amounts of pain

Physical therapists develop customized treatments that help reduce ankle pain and restore your range of motion. The treatments we develop at Holland Physical Therapy are always personalized to your needs. Many of these treatments for ankle pain include:

  • Stretches and exercises
  • Massage
  • Hands-on therapy
  • Electrical stimulation
  • Ultrasound and more

Contact Holland Physical Therapy for ankle pain treatment 

If you’re suffering from extreme or ongoing ankle pain, do not put off treatment. Ignoring the pain or trying to push through it can result in more severe pain and other problems like permanent disability.

Instead, you should contact Holland Physical Therapy for treatment. One of our physical therapists would love to work with you to develop a treatment to manage your pain.