Physical Therapy in Haskell, NJ
Ankle pain can be very frustrating to work through since we use our ankles with any standing movement. Ankle injuries are very common 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 start to figure out what is causing the issue. We have a convenient location in Oakland, NJ that offers high-quality physical therapy for any ankle-related injuries.
The team at Pro Staff Physical Therapy are experts in the management of ankle-related injuries. We treat a wide variety of ankle sprains and injuries. We strive to help all of 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 either a specific event or excessive use of a certain tissue over time. The ankle joint has a variety of directions it can move in which is why it is important 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 important 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 what symptoms you are having. Once your physical therapist comes up with 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 at our Oakland location is here to help. All our therapists are skilled at addressing all forms of ankle pain. We will make sure you get the best care possible and understand your injury.
We hope to meet you wherever you are in your journey to recovery. So don’t wait any longer, contact our office at 201-907-1445 to schedule an appointment today.