There it is — that old, familiar twinge in your ankle. Often, it is a pain that you have learned to live with over the course of many years. Other times, the ankle pain is utterly debilitating, causing you to miss out on daily activities.
Are you wondering if you have to just live with the pain? The answer is no. Learn how you can find relief with virtual physical therapy for ankle pain treatment.
What causes ankle pain?
Nearly 12% of people experience heel and ankle pain at some point in their lives. Your heels and ankles, literally, support you. So, it makes sense that you may experience discomfort at some point in your life. There are many conditions that can cause top of ankle pain, including:
- Achilles tendinitis.
- Peroneal tendinitis.
- Heel bursitis.
These are just some of the conditions associated with heel and ankle pain. Our physical therapists may also diagnose you with a different condition. Regardless of your diagnosis, you may find that treatment for ankle pain is just what you need to help you find relief.
Physical therapy techniques for ankle pain
The first step in helping you find relief from your ankle pain is understanding the source of your discomfort. At Agile Virtual Physical Therapy, we can help you find relief with treatment for your ankle pain. Our specialists may employ treatment options such as:
- Foot orthotics — These are specially designed shoe inserts that support your feet and ankles to improve discomfort and pain.
- Splints — Depending on the cause of your ankle pain, you may be prescribed splints to help stabilize and support your joint.
- Gait training — This is specific training designed to help improve your walking and reduce ankle pain.
- Strengthening and stretching exercises — Your physical therapist will likely prescribe a series of strengthening and stretching exercises to improve flexibility and increase strength.
If you’re ready to seek treatment for your ankle pain, don’t wait a minute longer to reach out to us. Contact our team today for more information or to schedule an initial appointment.