When it comes to sprains, ankle joints can be described as being susceptible to sprain trauma. A sprain can arise from damage suffered in the ligament of a joint. Ankle sprains can be categorized based on the severity of the injury. If the injury is a grade III ankle sprain, surgery may be necessary. Ankle sprains can be described as uncomplicated or complicated. An uncomplicated ankle sprain means that physical therapy can treat the sprain instead of surgery. At our facility in Wall Twp., NJ our team of physical therapists can work with you to address and treat your ankle injuries. The three bones that make up the ankle joint are connected by tendons and ligaments. Tendons join together bones to muscle, which facilitate functionality. When an injury or inflammation occurs to the tendons, this can result in tendonitis. Ligaments have the function of connecting bones to one another. Twisting of the ankle, abnormal stretching, and injuries involved with an inverted or incorrect placement of the foot can cause for a sprain. In the injury of anterior talus-fibular ligament, this condition is described as an injury to the fibula (the front side of the ankle) and the talus bone (the outside section of the ankle). What are common symptoms involving ankle sprains? Some common symptoms that may be described in an ankle injury include:
- Warmth and redness in the ankle
- Throbbing pain
In the incident of an ankle sprain, the right treatment and diagnosis is vital. If not treated correctly, the pain and disability can continue or even worsen, leading to long-term instability. Wall Twp. Physical Therapy for Ankle Injuries. At Monmouth Pain and Rehabilitation in Wall Twp., our Medical Director can provide you with a complete diagnostic process for your ankle sprain. The first step of treatment for ankle sprains typically includes rest, ice, compression, and elevation. Additionally, our physical therapists may design a safe and beneficial program of therapeutic exercise, low-lever laser therapy, ultrasound technology, and electrotherapy. If you would like more information about our physical therapy program for ankle treatment, please contact us at (732) 345-1377.