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Treating ankle pain in Belle Chasse, LA

May 7th, 2019
Ankle Pain Treatment

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 to trauma, overuse and other contributing factors. In nearly all instances of ankle pain, medical professionals recommend physical therapy for the reduction of symptoms. If you are one of the many people suffering from ankle pain in and around Belle Chasse, Louisiana, this is good news since the team at Rehab Access has been providing specialized support for ankle pain in your local area for years. We work to first identify the potential causes of your specific pain. From there, we develop a uniquely tailored treatment plan of exercises, lifestyle recommendations and suggestions to potentially prevent future recurrence.

What are the potential causes of ankle pain?

As stated, there are many potential factors which contribute to ankle pain including the following:

  • Sprained or fractured ankle
  • Chronic pain after operation
  • Arthritis
  • Gout
  • Bursitis
  • Flat feet
  • Overuse
  • Autoimmune diseases
  • Lack of exercise

In each of these cases, the Rehab Access team has seen results through the application of guided physical therapy. This is not a comprehensive list, and the exact cause of an individual case can be difficult to nail down without expert analysis. That is why it is often recommended that sufferers of acute ankle pain or discomfort consult with a trained professional for an in-person evaluation. Once certain causes have been eliminated and others identified, a trained physical therapy team can work with the patient to reduce pain by strengthening and stabilizing key muscle groups throughout not just the ankle, but surrounding groups in the feet and legs.

How to get started with Rehab Access in Belle Chasse, LA

To begin exploring the possibilities physical therapy may hold for you and your situation, contact the Rehab Access physical therapy clinic in Belle Chasse today to set up an initial appointment. Our team of experts is ready to begin working with you.