You may be wondering why you have weak ankles. You may be wondering how to best heal your ankle sprain or you may be wondering what is the best way to prevent another ankle injury. The answer is a combination of rest and physical therapy.
Ankle Physical Therapy
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.
A bad ankle sprain or foot fracture normally takes six weeks to 3 months to heal. It is crucial to protect your feet during this healing process but after the healing is completed, the work is not over because it is extremely easily to re-injure your ankle due to the weakness of that ankle.
An ankle sprain can quickly become a chronic injury, where people spend weeks healing the ankle only to twist it again and have to start all over with the healing process. At Cross Bay Physical Therapy, our physical therapists ensure this does not happen to our patients.