Ankle sprains occur when the foot twists or turns beyond its normal range of movement, causing the ligaments connecting the bones of the leg, ankle and foot to overstretch or tear. Recurrent ankle sprains are common. Reinjury is especially likely if muscle strength and balance are not fully restored to or improved beyond preinjury level. Right after an ankle sprain you might experience: pain and tenderness at the site of injury, swelling in the foot and ankle, bruising in the foot and ankle, inability to stand or walk on the affected leg, stiffness in the foot and ankle, weakness in the foot and ankle and a feeling of instability in the ankle joint.
The Physical Therapists at Apple Physical Therapy will design a personalized treatment plan specific to you and your injury that will include range of motion, stretching and strengthening exercises to improve mobility and strength in your ankle and leg to allow you to return to normal daily activity. We will include gait training and balance training exercises to improve ankle stability and allow you to return to normal and safe ambulation. Also included will be manual therapy techniques such as massage and stretching of the ankle and surrounding muscles to restore normal motion of the leg and to facilitate healing. If necessary, your PT may elect to use modalities such as ice, heat, and/or electrical stimulation to decrease swelling, pain and ready the body for exercise.
With convenient locations in both Cherry Hill NJ and Marlton NJ, Apple Physical Therapy proudly serves such areas as Cherry Hill, Marlton, Medford, Voorhees, Mount Laurel, Maple Shade, Berlin, Moorestown and all of South Jersey’s Camden and Burlington counties. If you are looking for a Physical Therapist in the Cherry Hill area, we welcome you to our practice. Meet our team and schedule your appointment with us today!