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Ankle Pain


Ankle pain is extremely common for athletes of all ability levels, and it can also be very debilitating, capable of taking anyone off of their feet and out of the game for substantial amounts of time. There are 26 bones and more than 100 ligaments, muscles, and tendons in your feet, meaning that ankle pain can be caused by a variety of factors and issues. Chronic or severe pain in the ankle or foot when walking, standing, jumping, and running can quickly limit your ability to exercise as usual, and often even affect everyday activities outside of athletic pursuits that require walking or standing for any amount of time.

Symptoms of ankle sprains include:

  • Pain

  • Swelling

  • Instability

  • Bruising

  • Numbness

  • Tingling

  • Burning

  • Trouble balancing

  • Stiffness

  • Increased pain during weight-bearing activities

Our qualified team of physical therapists are trained to treat an array of ankle injuries such as sprains, arthritis, achilles tendinitis, achilles tendon ruptures, ankle fractures, and shin splints. A common concern with ankle injuries is recurring pain after recovery, and at A Step Ahead Physical Therapy, our treatment plans focus on both immediate pain relief by reducing inflammation and swelling, in addition to addressing the underlying causes of your current pain and dysfunction that will help get you back on your feet to prevent further or additional injuries in the future, and get you back in the game.

Ankle pain can also often be a symptom of other issues, such as hip or lower back weakness. A Step Ahead uses a full-body approach to healing, ensuring that we’re not merely treating the symptoms of an issue but instead seeing the whole picture and giving you the best care possible and the best chance of recovery.

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