Physiotherapy Treatment for Ankle Pain and Injury
Ankle injuries are very common and the most common among these is a sprained ankle. However, there are many other sources of ankle pain and injuries including wear & tear and osteoarthritic conditions. Other inflammatory conditions such as Rheumatoid arthritis can also be a source of ankle pain and swelling. Diabetic pain conditions can cause ankle pain, however, it is not due to a joint inflammation but a more of nerve pain. Ankle pain can be a result of accident or sports injuries. However, even walking on an uneven path can lead to a twisted ankle and hence ankle pain. People of all ages can suffer from ankle pain. Ankle pain can affect the daily activities of an individual and restrict mobility, Treatment for Ankle Pain.
What Are Common Causes Of Ankle Pain?
- Traumatic ankle ligament injury
- Bone stress injuries
- Soft tissue inflammation due to overuse
- Degenerative conditions such as arthritis
- Systemic and nerve related conditions
Having a physiotherapist come and check your ankle injury can help you in making it better. With a range of stretches and foot exercises, you will be able to resume pain-free routine activities of daily life. The treatment of ankle injury depends on the severity of the condition. Depending on the symptoms, physiotherapists develop a treatment and rehabilitation plan that makes use of muscle release techniques, acupuncture, joint mobilization, stretches, and other techniques to improve mobility and relieve pain.
- Resting when the injury is acute
- Bracing to immobilize ankle joint while allowing some weight bearing
- Proper footwear
- Pain relief medication
- Exercises and active rehabilitation
- Steroid injections in chronic pain conditions
Does a Physiotherapist Treat Ankle Injury?
At Mobility Physiotherapy, our Orthopedic and Sport Injury physiotherapists treat all ankle pain. Our physiotherapist and chiropractor will evaluate and find the cause of your pain and will devise a treatment program to treat pain and prevent re-injury.
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Author: Dr. Obodo Dennis , Orthopaedic & Sports Physiotherapist