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How Long After A Sprained Ankle Should You Start A Physical Therapy Program
Immediately: Starting physical therapy immediately following a sprained ankle can expedite the healing response and get you back to function quicker. Our initial treatments would incorporate soft tissue techniques to decrease swelling, improve tissue quality and maintain mobility. We would strengthen the surrounding muscles to help stabilize the ankle. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A sprain is a medical term that describes an injury to soft tissue structures in the area. Common examples are a lumbar sprain, in which you might injure muscles in your back; or an ankle sprain in which you could injure ligaments about the ankle. Sprains can be from mild to severe, and so ...Read more
Right away: You can start within the first 24 hours. ...Read more
Strengthening: A sprain means that the stabilizing ligaments have been damaged. Therapy can train and strengthen the muscles around the ankle to do more of the joint stabilization, protect the ligaments and allow them to heal even while you are increasing your activity level. It can also help you get your full motion back faster. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Gradual exercise: Exercises including plantar flexion, dorsiflexion, and foot circles should be started early, once acute pain and swelling subside, to maintain range of motion. The intensity of rehabilitation is increased gradually. Ankle splints or braces can limit extremes of joint motion and allow early weight bearing while protecting against reinjury. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Fine.Just wondering what sorta physical therapy I should be considering or repeated sprained ankle?
Is physical therapy for ankle sprain painful? Still have limited movement and swelling. 6 weeks since injury
My heal is hurting what should I do? About 3 months ago i rolled my ankle on the tile falling from the stairs. I have been attending physical therapy. They said it was just an ankle sprain and my toes would get numb. Now my heal hurts so bad i can hardly
You : You absolutely should get it x-rayed to make sure you don't have a stress fracture. That being said, your choice of the words "on fire" and "numb" make me suspect a nerve injury. Tarsal tunnel syndrome is a possibility, but this usually comes on gradually, not right after trauma. You may have a nerve impingement, or something called neuropraxia, which is when a nerve gets stretched suddenly, which you might have done when you fell. Your first order of business is to get whatever is causing your pain diagnosed. You can either go to a podiatrist or an orthopedic surgeon, have an x-ray, and see about the condition of the nerves in your foot & ankle. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Time since injury!: In the acute stage of an ankle sprain, you experience pain, swelling and bruising. It is a matter of calming things down with rest, ice, etc.. After some time, a couple of weeks or so, stiffness, residual swelling, and some pain, are common. In this stage, no iice. (ice causes the soft tissue to contract). Warm therapy, therapeutic ultrasound , e-stimulation and manual stretching, will hasten. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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