Ankle Pain

4 Oct, 2021

Why should I go to physical therapy before walking on a sprained ankle?

All ankle sprains are not created equally. There are three grades of ankle sprains. People with grade one sprains should be able to walk in less time than people with grade two or three sprains. One medical professional who can help you determine if you should walk on a sprained ankle yet is a physical

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1 Apr, 2021

Is it OK to walk on a sprained ankle?

If you’ve just sprained your ankle, you might be wondering if it’s OK to walk on it. The answer that most medical professionals will give you is no. At least, you shouldn’t do so right after your injury occurs. A sprained ankle occurs when one or more of the ligaments in your ankle are overstretched

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3 Feb, 2021

Why am I feeling pain in my heel and ankle?

Feeling pain in your heel and ankle can make walking or running harder to do. Treating this pain is harder to do if you don’t know what’s causing it, but physical therapists can help you determine the source of your pain.  Experiencing discomfort in the heel and ankle isn’t something you alone are dealing with.

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6 Dec, 2019

Shortening your recovery time for a sprained ankle — help for patients in Gretna, LA

Whether you twisted it while jogging or rolled it on the basketball court, a sprained ankle can take you out of action quickly — and keep you there. Often, people who are recovering from a sprained ankle are among the very active, or worse, they work physical jobs that require standing and moving. In these

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5 Aug, 2019

Can walking on a sprained ankle make it worse?

Yes. That’s the very short answer. According to the National Association of Athletic Trainers, ankle injuries, including sprains, are very often undertreated. Ignoring treatment, including excessive movement of the ankle through unnecessary walking, leads to a greater risk of worsening the injury. In turn, this can prolong pain and cause problems in other areas of

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1 Jul, 2019

Two frequently asked questions about ankle sprain recovery

A study published by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) reported that more than 628,000 ankle sprains occurred annually between 2002 and 2006. If you’ve recently sprained your ankle, this means you are definitely not alone. A physical therapist can help you treat an ankle sprain, but you may have questions about your recovery. Keep

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7 May, 2019

Treating ankle pain in Belle Chasse, LA

Ankle pain comes in many forms and can be traced to a broad range of causes. The ankle joint and bones are some of the most complex in the body and carry nearly the full weight and movement of the musculoskeletal system during any physical activity. Because of this, they are susceptible to pain due

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17 Apr, 2019

How long does post-surgical ankle rehab last?

If you’re considering an ankle surgery, you may be wondering how long post-surgical ankle rehab lasts. Luckily, there’s an experienced physical therapy team that can answer your post-surgical rehab questions. At Rehab Access, we’ve worked closely with doctors in Gretna and Belle Chasse, Louisiana, and communities nearby for 20 years. During that time, our team

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