Millions of people per year are being sent to the emergency room due to ankle injuries. Although some ankle injuries only needs rest or physical therapy, it is still important to take care of ourselves.
Rehabilitation is the overall process in getting your injury healed. Ankle therapy is also part of the rehabilitation process along with medication and other helpful healing tools. Ankle therapy also includes:
4-way ankle exercises
Photo above is an example of a 4-way ankle exercise
Ankle therapy uses movements and exercised to help strengthen your ankle.
Each technique that will be done by your doctor will help reduce your pain and once you can put some weight back on your ankle, you may begin other treatments.
HOW SOON SHOULD I BEGIN
Right after you experience an ankle fracture, you should get the injury treated. A doctor may reduce your fracture, repositioning your bones for proper healing, and then may need to apply a cast to immobilize the area.
Physical therapy becomes helpful after this, no matter what your next steps need to be. If you need to use an assistive device like a cane, physical therapy can help you learn how to adapt.
If you don't have a cast or a brace, or once it comes off, it's time to start exercising your injured ankle, rebuilding your strength and flexibility.
HOW LONG WILL I BE NEED SUPPORT?
After going over each of your exercises with medical support to learn the correct positioning and intensity, you need to continue to repeat them over and over again to see your best results. In addition to completing sets of multiple types of exercises during each treatment session, we usually recommend that you perform exercises at home, too.
Everyone's healing pace is different, so the length of your program will be part of your individual plan. We typically see patients a few times a week for about 6-8 weeks. Each time you come in for an in-office session, we reevaluate your condition, adjusting your plan as necessary to provide full support.
Schedule an appointment with Dr. J. Leonard Knudson - a Culver City Foot Doctor to come up with a complete and specific rehabilitation plan for your ankle injury.
Dr. J. Leonard Knudson is a Foot and Ankle Surgeon located in Culver City and near West Los Angeles that is able to provide a proper treatment for your ankle injury.
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