Have you ever sprained your ankle? Ankle sprains are very common in sports that require running and changing direction. Sprains can also occur just from stepping off of a curb or rolling your ankle while walking. Ankle sprains can be more common with a high arch foot. To have a healthy ankle, a stable foot is required, as well as good core stability and hip strength because of the link in the kinetic chain. Furthermore, overpronation at the ankle can cause excessive rotation up the kinetic chain, affecting the knee, hip, back, etc. Orthotics may be one of treatments for ankle pain, as well as other therapeutic techniques and exercises. Physical therapy and acupuncture are common treatments for ankle pain.
Common diagnoses that involve ankle pain:
Our physical therapy program for ankle pain involves identifying the mechanical cause, removing pain triggers, and improving posture, stability, mobility, strength & endurance. We utilize all of our CAMISA techniques to relieve pain and restore function: physical therapy, patient education, manual therapy, exercise, acupuncture, frequency specific microcurrent, myofascial decompression, and more. The specific methods used will vary from patient to patient as no patient is exactly the same.
At CAMISA, we also offer certified fitness trainers who help athletes train with the proper form and techniques to help avoid injury.