Ankle injuries are common occurrences for athletes and nonathletes alike. Running and walking on uneven surfaces, whether they are a soccer field or a sidewalk, can lead to strains, sprains and even fractures. What you do after the injury can make the difference between gaining full health and suffering re-injury later in life. Momentum Physical Therapy has 12 convenient locations in San Antonio and the surrounding areas that can help you heal and strengthen your ankle for a full recovery. Below are some of the most common ankle injuries.
Common Ankle Injuries
- Ankle strain
- Ankle sprain
- Ankle fracture
Ankle Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation
After a consultation to determine the source of your ankle pain, our physical therapists will develop a custom treatment plan for pain relief and rehabilitation. Physical therapy for ankle injuries typically involves a combination of rest, manual therapy and therapeutic exercises. In addition to relieving your ankle pain, it is important that you strengthen the foot, ankle, and restore mobility and balance. Schedule a consultation with a physical therapist to evaluate your ankle injury today!
Ankle Rehabilitation with Momentum Physical Therapy
If you are experiencing ankle pain, it is important to limit your activity and follow the R.I.C.E. (Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation) principle. If possible without increased pain, you may also try some gentle movement and stretching to increase your range of motion. If your pain persists longer than a few days, consult your physical therapist. Even mild sprains require rehabilitation to help prevent re-injury further down the road. Momentum Physical Therapy can deliver the ankle pain relief you need. Schedule your consultation at one of our 12 locations today!