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Ankle Sprains

Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine has three locations to provide you with custom foot orthoditics. Visit us in Layton, Mountain Green, or North Ogden

Physical Therapy for a Sprained Ankle

 

A sprained ankle is perhaps the most common injury that happens during any type of physical activity. They can be very different in severity, ranging from a minor soreness to severe pain. If you have recently experienced an ankle sprain that is causing you pain or is keeping you from your daily activities, come talk with the physicaltherapists at Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine.

If you have an ankle sprain, you can considerably decrease the amount of time it takes to recover by initiating the physical therapy process as soon as possible. Some of our rehabilitating techniques help to:

  • Promote ankle movement after the injury
  • Ankle back to having a full range of motion
  • Stability and proprioception programs

Preventing Ankle Sprains

 

Regardless of whether you are a professional athlete or don’t engage in much physical activity, you are at risk for minor and severe ankle injuries. However, there are some things you can do on a daily basis to reduce your chances. Here are some examples:

After an ankle injury, it is important that you start moving the ankle right after the injury. While other therapists might brace your ankle and discourage movement, that can actually set your recovery time back. At Physical Therapy and Sports medicine, we always want to encourage staying active to get back to doing the sports and activities you love.

However, if you have had persistent pain from an ankle injury, our physical therapists recommend giving ASTYM a try. Where other treatments didn’t work, patients with ankle injuries have found relief with ASTYM.

  • Jog before beginning any physical activity
  • Stretch your ankle using flexibility techniques
  • Wear athletic shoes that fit well

By following this advice, you can help prevent future ankle injuries. And, if you currently have an ankle sprain that is causing you pain, call Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine today at (801) 728-4624 to make an appointment!