The ankle is one of those body parts that we don’t realize how much we use. And as with many body parts, you typically don’t notice your ankle unless there’s something wrong with it. This physical therapy patient education article is focused on ankle conditions and injuries. We will talk about a few of the conditions and injuries of the ankle that can benefit from physical therapy.
Physical Therapy for Ankle Injuries & Conditions
Physical therapy has wide ranging uses for a variety of injuries, surgeries, and pre-existing conditions throughout the body. Here are some conditions and injuries of the ankle that can be treated with physical therapy:
- Ankle dislocations and fractures
- Ankle sprains
- Ankle tendinitis or bursitis
- Ankle surgery recovery
These conditions can develop after high impact injuries (car accidents, sports injuries, slip and fall incidents, etc.), or over time with ordinary wear-and-tear as the body ages. Surgical procedures like ankle fusions, ankle replacements, and tendon repair surgery can also benefit from post-operative physical therapy. Many ankle surgeons will refer their patients out to a physical therapist after surgery to ensure the best possible rehabilitation and post-op care for the patient
Twin Cities Ankle Physical Therapy
OrthoRehab Specialists consists of Minnesota physical therapists with over twenty-five years of experience treating patients with ankle injuries and conditions. Our clinic offers direct access to physical therapy. That means you can make an appointment with us without a prior prescription from your physician. We also have relationships with many ankle surgeons in the Twin Cities who regularly refer their patients to us for continued care.
Whether you’re recovering from ankle surgery, have a pre-existing ankle condition, or you’ve sustained an ankle injury, physical therapy can be a huge help. Contact our Minneapolis or Edina physical therapy clinics today to set up your appointment with a rehabilitation specialist who can help you with your ankle pain.