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Sprained ankle treatment — take the next step

Sprained Ankle Treatment

Sprained ankles are a frequent cause of injury due to the tremendous pressure placed on these joints during regular activities. They are especially common as sports-related injuries due to the added stress that running, jumping and other strenuous athletic movements place on the ankles.

In many cases, the first step of treatment for an ankle sprain is the “RICE” method, which stands for rest, ice, compression and elevation. While these and other initial at-home treatments can often be effective, professional treatment may become necessary for pain that does not improve in a short period of time.

A physical therapist can work with you to identify movement issues and other problems that could have caused your injury. He or she can then create a customized plan to strengthen the area and improve range of motion to help along the healing process and potentially prevent future injury. At Peak Performance Sports and Physical Therapy, we want to help you find treatment that is right for you. If you have any questions or want to learn more, please get in touch with us today.

Physical therapy for sprained ankle treatment

Here are two types of methods we use to treat ankle sprains and get our patients back into action:

  • Soft tissue and joint mobilization — To help activate muscles and promote proper mechanics
  • Strength and stability exercises — To strengthen supporting muscles and improve balance on the foot and ankle

It’s important to follow the instructions of your therapist regarding at-home exercises and never push yourself any further than you should. Ankle sprains typically heal with time, which is why it’s so important to be patient and not do anything that could risk worsening the injury.

Personalized sprained ankle treatment with Peak Performance

Our entire team is passionate about putting you, the patient, at the absolute center of the care experience. If you’re ready to take the next step in your sprained ankle treatment, we’re here to help. We take a hands-on approach to patient care, and we firmly believe that evidence-based treatments and patient education are the cornerstone of a sound clinical model. To learn more and schedule your initial appointment, contact us today.