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 injury requires physical therapy. The reason is because once the ankle is sprained, the surrounding ligaments and tendons are weak. They cannot support the weight and balance of your body meaning any little misstep can cause the ankle to re-twist or re-roll.
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.