The ankle is a weight-bearing joints and one of the most commonly injured joints in the body. Ankle sprains account for approximately 1 million visits to the emergency room each year in the United States.
Physical therapy can be an effective treatment for ankle injuries and other conditions that affect the foot and ankle.
We use a variety of treatments to help their patients recover from foot and ankle injuries, including:
Exercise: Exercise is an important part of treatment for foot and ankle injuries. Podiatrists may prescribe specific exercises to strengthen the muscles and ligaments around the joint.
Manual Therapy: Manual therapy techniques, such as massage and joint mobilization, can help to reduce pain and swelling.
Modalities: Modalities, such as heat or ice, can also be used to treat foot and ankle injuries.
Bracing and Orthotics: In some cases, podiatrists may prescribe braces or orthotics to support the joints and muscles.