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The most common cause of ankle pain is due to an ankle sprain. Sprained ankles occur when the foot exceeds its normal range of motion and as a result, the ligaments in the ankle joint stretch or tear. Ankle pain and sprains are very common, especially for athletes and anyone who is on their feet a majority of the day. Physical therapy helps to regain the range of motion lost after an ankle sprain along with strengthening the muscles, reducing pain, and ultimately helping patient return to normal activity and sport.
most common ankle sprain occurs to the lateral (outer) side of the ankle;
however, medial (inner) side sprains can happen, as well. Many people suffer
subsequent ankle sprains after their initial injury to the area. The chance of
reinjuring the same area with a second or third ankle sprain can be reduced
with the appropriate physical therapy after the initial incident.
Symptoms of ankle pain:
Possible reasons for ankle pain:
The treatment options for ankle pain will depend heavily on the condition at the root cause your ankle pain along with your symptoms and personal goals. Your physician can help you determine the best treatment options of your ankle pain, including physical therapy. If you don't have a prescription for physical therapy treatment from your doctor, you may still be able to visit an Ivy Rehab Physical Therapy location near you for treatment, depending on the rules of the state you live in.
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