An ankle sprain is a common injury often requiring only 6 weeks of healing. During this period, rest, icing, and compression are key to helping the damaged tissue around the ankle heal. Unfortunately, many people are left with weak ankles after an ankle injury and suffer multiple ankle sprains.
Arthritis affects millions of people in the U.S. This painful condition breaks down the cartilage tissue in one’s joint leading to bone-on-bone friction, pain, inflammation, and disability. One of the best ways to maintain mobility of a body part affected by Arthritis is by keeping it strong.
Physical Therapy is essential after an ankle sprain. People who fail to rehabilitate their ankles end up with weak ankles and chronic ankle sprains. The reason is that they lack the knowledge of even knowing how important re-strengthening their ankles are after an injury and here’s why.
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.