Ankle Physical Therapy NJ
Ankle pain can be frustrating to work through since we use our ankles with standing movements. Ankle injuries are prevalent and often involve a stretch or tear of the ligaments or muscles that make up the ankle. Ankle pain should be treated early, and physical therapy is a great place to figure out what is causing the issue.
The Pro Staff Physical Therapy team are experts in managing ankle-related injuries. We treat a wide variety of sporting-related ankle sprains and injuries. We strive to help our patients stay active and return to their favorite movements as quickly and safely as possible.
If you are dealing with ankle issues or are looking to improve your ankle stability, the physical therapists at Pro Staff are your team to go to. We will work with you to return to your activity safely and make sure that you have all the skills to prevent future damage to your ankles.
What Causes Ankle Injuries?
Ankle pain typically comes from a specific event or excessive use of a particular tissue over time. The ankle joint has a variety of directions it can move in, which is why it is essential to keep the ankle strong and stable.
The ligaments that help keep your ankle stable can be overstretched or torn, which results in pain, swelling, and stiffness. If you have had an ankle injury in the past, there is a much higher chance of it happening again. This is why even when the initial injury has healed, it is essential to strengthen the muscles around the ankle to protect the ligaments from further damage.
The physical therapists at Pro Staff are highly skilled at treating your specific needs. Whether you are a high-performing basketball player or a recreational runner, we can help get you back to feeling stronger than before.
Common Symptoms of Ankle Injuries
- Pain, swelling, and bruising around the injured ligaments.
- Difficulty walking or standing due to pain.
- Decreased balance and instability through the ankle.
- Decreased mobility in most directions of the ankle.
- Decreased strength and power with quick movements involving the ankle.
How to Treat Ankle Injuries with Physical Therapy
Ankle injuries are first treated by assessing what tissue is involved and your symptoms. Once your physical therapist develops a treatment plan, the first step is usually reducing the swelling and allowing the tissue to heal. This can be improved through manual therapy, compression, and other treatments provided by your physical therapist.
Once the initial healing has taken place, it will be important to regain your ankle mobility and strength. This will involve specific exercises designed to challenge your ankle muscles.
Your physical therapist will also help you practice specific skills related to your movement needs and goals. This may involve sport-specific balance and power exercises to ensure that your ankle is fully healed.
Get Started Today
The Pro Staff Physical Therapy team has several locations across NJ. All our therapists are skilled at addressing all forms of ankle pain. We will ensure you get the best care possible and understand your injury.
We hope to meet you wherever you are in your journey to recovery. So please don’t wait any longer; contact our closest office and get started today!