The ankle is the most common site of sprains in the human body. An ankle sprain can happen to anybody at a time when you least expect it. Normally, it occurs after a sudden unnatural twisting of the foot which can tear the ligaments of the ankle. An ankle injury affects every aspect of your daily life, most notably your ability to walk and drive.
The symptoms and sign of ankle sprains may vary depending on the severity. There might be tenderness, bruising, swelling and stiffness. Walking can be painful if the ankle sprain is serious.
A mild ankle sprain may not require a doctor’s attention but if any of the following happen after you twisted your ankle, consult your doctor.
- Uncontrollable pain even after taking medications
- You are unable to walk or cannot walk without severe pain.
- The ankle is swollen beyond normal and is not improving within 5-7 days.
Ankle sprain can be prevented by:
- Wearing shoes that give the proper support for the ankle.
- Maintain the strength and flexibility of the ankles. Consult a physical therapist for strengthening exercises
If you are struggling with ankle pain and wish to return to your daily activities as quickly as possible, give us a call.
"When I first came to ISSPT I was spraining my ankle every other month. The staff has the know how and the enthusiasm to help me improve my stability and confidence. I would recommend ISSPT to anyone who needs help. They are extremely friendly and professional."
- Kerrick Ryan
"When I came to ISSPT my ankle was nearly frozen in place. They set up a wonderful set of exercises for me to do at home as well as working with me twice a week. Now I can walk without any pain. The swelling is gone and I am much stronger in that ankle. Alex and Todd always listened to my concerns and were very encouraging. I was here before after a neck injury and knew this was where I wanted to do any therapy. I have sent 3 others here and they were also impressed!"
- Roxanne Coate
"My left ankle pain had at last reached the point where I sought help from my primary care physician. He, in turn, referred me to a foot and ankle specialist who recommended a course of physical therapy before considering surgery. I chose Idaho Spine and Sports Physical Therapy largely because of its proximity to my home. This turned out to be an inspired choice. Working most often with Megan, after an initial assessment from Brian, I was able to increase the strength and flexibility of my ankle to such an extent that I have become nearly pain-free and am no longer hobbled in my daily activities. Surgery now appears, even for this sixty-seven year old, either unnecessary or in the distant future. I could not be more pleased with the progress I have made nor with the staff at Idaho Spine and Sports Physical Therapy.
-Kenneth E. Johnson
"Before coming to Physical Therapy I couldn't run. Bent my ankle when I walked in a corner and I felt that my ankle was stiff and not strong. After physical therapy, I feel much better. When I walk, I stop to think about my ankle. I started to run short distances and I am happy that I made this decision to do physical therapy. I would recommend Idaho Spine & Sports Physical Therapy because they will work hard to make you happy, even if it cost them a lot of physical activities with their hands. Thanks."