Do You Need Ankle Pain Treatment In Surprise?
If you’ve been suffering from constant or intermittent ankle pain, it’s time to get help. Perhaps you feel like it’s a part of your life that you have to accept. Or maybe you don’t recall specifically injuring your ankle, so you feel like it’s minor and will just ‘go away’. Whatever the cause of your pain and the length of time you’ve been suffering, you can get successful ankle pain treatment in Surprise.
Ankle pain is often more than an annoyance that will eventually resolve on its own. It can indicate that there is a serious underlying problem. Some of the causes of ankle pain are:
- A torn or stretched ligament
- Stress fractures (tiny cracks in the bone)
- Arthritis – including rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis and septic arthritis (infection in the joint)
- Bone spurs
- A sprained ankle which, if left unchecked, can lead to chronic joint instability and/or the early onset of arthritis
- Achilles tendon rupture
If left unattended, these conditions could result in chronic pain.
What Causes Ankle Injuries?
An ankle injury occurs when the ankle joint is twisted too far out of its normal position. Most ankle injuries occur either during sports activities or while walking on an uneven surface that forces the foot and ankle into an unnatural position. The unnatural position of the ankle in high-heeled shoes or walking in unstable, loose-fitting clogs or sandals is also a factor that may contribute to ankle injuries. In addition to wearing faulty footwear, an ankle injury can happen as a result of:
- Tripping or falling
- Landing awkwardly after a jump
- Walking or running on uneven surfaces
- A sudden impact such as a car crash
- Twisting or rotating the ankle
- Rolling the ankle
At Vital Care Rehab, a group of highly trained physical therapists in Surprise, has experience in treating ankle pain. If you have ankle pain, it’s best to get in and see us as soon as possible. Early intervention can help you avoid long-term, chronic pain. We perform the necessary assessment, including special tests, to determine the cause of your pain or injury. The care you receive is based on the findings at initial evaluation (your first visit), your goals, and provided with care and compassion. Communication is key. We want to know how the pain affects your life and how we can best help you.
We provide expert physical therapy, laser therapy, acupuncture and other services. We also provide personalized home programs to help you recover your independence quicker.