Ankle Pain

28 Apr, 2022

4 stages your ankle surgery recovery plan may include

The ankle is a complex joint, with many bones, muscles and ligaments that help us to get around. Because of its complex nature, the ankle needs ample time to recover after surgery. Some ankle surgeries can take up to a year to fully recover from. Recovering from surgery can be a long and stressful process.

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11 Mar, 2022

What can PT do for you if you’re feeling knee, foot and ankle pain at the same time?

Our knees, feet, and ankles carry the weight of our bodies and help us navigate through the world. So it’s no wonder that we put a lot of wear and tear on the joints of the knees, feet and ankles. It is also fairly common to experience pain in one or more of these important

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18 Feb, 2022

Have inside ankle pain? Physical therapists reveal 3 tips that can help you manage your pain while at work

Inside ankle pain, often known as medial ankle pain, can occur due to a number of causes. The ankles support the weight of the body and contain a complex system of muscles and tendons to help them move. Because of this, the ankle is more prone to injury than other areas of the body. Simply

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14 Oct, 2021

Four injury types can make descending stairs a painful exercise

Have you stopped to consider how often you are climbing and going down stairs every day? You probably haven’t, and that’s not surprising. Many people don’t think much about such a common daily activity. At least, they don’t until such an activity becomes harder or more painful to do.  People who are feeling pain when

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12 Oct, 2021

Why seek physical therapy for ankle pain in Belle Chasse, LA?

Have you ever stopped to watch people and noticed that everyone around walks differently? That person takes very large steps. Another one takes tiny steps. You also notice several people who seem to be walking very carefully or with a limp. These people may be some of the estimated 15% of Americans who experience frequent

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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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