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What physical therapy techniques can be used with ankle injuries?
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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry
3 doctors agree
In brief: It would depend
On the injury. Physical therapy can consist of range of motion excercises, muscle power excercises.
It can consist of reduction of swelling, breaking up adhesions. Therapists have equipment like galvanic stimulation, ultrasound machines, lasers etc.

In brief: It would depend
On the injury. Physical therapy can consist of range of motion excercises, muscle power excercises.
It can consist of reduction of swelling, breaking up adhesions. Therapists have equipment like galvanic stimulation, ultrasound machines, lasers etc.
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
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Dr. James Chen
Sports Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: ROM and stretching
Physical therapy for ankle injuries is typically centered around regaining motion and building resistance from there.
Plantar flexion, dorsiflexion, inversion, and eversion are the primary ankle motions that are practiced and it may start with basic "alphabet" motions of the ankle to more advanced resistance bands to balance exercises. Much of this depends on the phase of the injury.

In brief: ROM and stretching
Physical therapy for ankle injuries is typically centered around regaining motion and building resistance from there.
Plantar flexion, dorsiflexion, inversion, and eversion are the primary ankle motions that are practiced and it may start with basic "alphabet" motions of the ankle to more advanced resistance bands to balance exercises. Much of this depends on the phase of the injury.
Dr. James Chen
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Dr. Joseph Bouvier
Pediatrics
In brief: See below
There are many techniques that can be used to rehab an ankle.
Drawing the alphabet. With the heel of the foot, doing a "windshield" movement with the foot flat on the floor, seated calf raises, single leg standing, eversion and inversion isometrics using a wall or a band as resistance, gastrocnemius and soleus stretches, single leg calf raises, single leg stand on a towel and lateral steps help.

In brief: See below
There are many techniques that can be used to rehab an ankle.
Drawing the alphabet. With the heel of the foot, doing a "windshield" movement with the foot flat on the floor, seated calf raises, single leg standing, eversion and inversion isometrics using a wall or a band as resistance, gastrocnemius and soleus stretches, single leg calf raises, single leg stand on a towel and lateral steps help.
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