Foot and Ankle Pain

7 Tips to Manage Ankle Pain

Foot and ankle pain can be a debilitating condition that can affect daily life and mobility. From plantar fasciitis to ankle sprains, these conditions can cause pain, swelling, and stiffness that can limit movement and reduce quality of life. Fortunately, physical therapy can be an effective way to manage foot and ankle pain. Physical therapy involves a personalized treatment plan that focuses on improving strength, mobility, and function through targeted exercises, balance training, movement training, stretches, and manual therapy techniques.

By identifying the root cause of the pain, physical therapists can develop a customized treatment plan that addresses the specific needs of each individual. Through strengthening and mobility exercises, patients can improve their range of motion, while manual therapy techniques like massage and joint mobilization can help reduce inflammation and pain. Physical therapy can also help prevent future injuries by improving overall body mechanics and teaching patients proper techniques for stretching and exercise. Overall, physical therapy is a safe, effective, and non-invasive way to manage foot and ankle pain, helping patients regain mobility, reduce pain, and improve their overall quality of life.

  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Achilles Tendinosis
  • Achilles Tendonitis
  • Bunion
  • Ankle Sprain
  • Heel Pain
  • Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction
  • Morton’s Neuroma
  • Hairline Fractures
  • Stress Fractures
  • Sever’s Disease
  • Shin Splints
  • Calf Pain

Sample Instructional Videos for Treating Ankle Sprains

Intro To Ankle Sprains

Here is a short introduction to the most common type of ankle sprains, why they’re so prevalent, and what to do about it.

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Ankle Circles Exercise

Controlling edema (swelling) and improving mobility and range of motion early on and throughout rehab is key to hasten recovery. 

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Inversion Stretch

This video depicts a stretch performed in inversion (a direction of ankle motion where the foot moves inward). It’s imperative to restore full mobility of the ankle after injury.

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Self-Wrapping Technique

It’s imperative to control swelling to hasten recovery. Here’s a video demonstrating how to wrap the ankle with an ace bandage. The combination of compression and elevation work well to reduce swelling.

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