That pain in your ankle is typically caused by minor injuries that happen when you accidentally twist your foot beyond its normal range of mobility, resulting in the joints and ligaments of your feet to tear.
The parts that are often injured are the ligaments on the lateral part of your ankle. The ligaments on the inner medial part, or above the bone of your ankle, can also be damaged, but are rarely hurt. After you hurt your ankle, you may have some swollen ankles, difficulty to step or walk on the affected foot, throbbing pain, muscle tension, tightness on the injured foot, and weak ankle joints.
What are the Benefits of Pain Therapy?
A professional physical therapist will create a treatment plan and work with you to:
It alleviates swelling. You will find out how to manage or modify your regular physical activities to enable treatment to start. Your physical therapist will use multiple treatment techniques and technologies to reduce and relieve your pain and swelling.
It improves strength. Treatment exercises will help to heal at each process of treatment. Your physical therapist will identify and train you the appropriate movements to perform in order properly and accurately rebuild your strength.
It boosts endurance. Bringing back your muscular endurance in the ankle is very important especially after an injury. Your physical therapist will work with you on exercises and stretching designed to restore your endurance, so you can get back on track with your daily tasks.