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. However, it’s 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 13 convenient locations in San Antonio and its surrounding areas that can help you heal and strengthen your ankle for a full recovery. Below are some of the most common ankle injuries:
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!
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 San Antonio 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. We offer a variety of rehabilitation services, such as sports rehabilitation, manual therapy and much more. Schedule your consultation at one of our 13 locations today!