An ankle sprain is common and often heals within weeks. At the same time, there is a risk of consecutive injury or consecutive ankle sprains. You could spend weeks healing only to roll your ankle again. This re-injury is fairly common with ankle sprains, which is why so many people end up with weak ankles leaving them susceptible to multiple injuries.
Now that the weather is finally getting warmer, outdoor summer sports like golf and tennis are on the rise. A long winter of inactivity means that muscles and tendons of the elbow can be initially overwhelmed by the repetitive motions of these sports. This leads to elbow tendinitis and weeks of elbow pain.
A knee injury can take a daily toll on the body not only causing pain and disability but also weakening other surrounding muscles when they have to overcompensate for a weak knee. Physical Therapy is one of the most effective non-surgical treatments to heal a knee injury because with the guidance of a physical therapist, a person can both repair knee damage while strengthening a weak knee.
Weak ankles are a consequence of a previous ankle injury. This ankle injury, often a sprain, may have happened years ago, but still the ankle is weak and a person doesn’t know why. A weak ankle is susceptible to commonplace injury and poor balance. This is one problem that is easily fixed but most are just unaware that it is the reason why ankle injuries keep happening.
Life can be more unpredictable then we can ever imagine as we go about our daily lives. Unfortunately, for many of us, sometimes we’re struck by an abrupt and unforeseen accident that turns our world upside down and inhibits an optimal quality of life. Or in other instances, it may not be an accident that suppresses an optimal quality of life, but a set circumstances beyond our control.