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.
Many people succumb to multiple ankles sprains one right after another. At Cross Bay Physical Therapy, we help our patients understand how to avoid this terrible fate. It is an awful experience to spend weeks resting and healing your ankle only to twist it again after a few days and have to spend more weeks in pain and physical therapy.
Most people don’t realize that physical therapy is the most important part of rehabilitating an ankle sprain. The golden rule for an ankle sprain is to prevent any further injury. At the beginning of a sprain, this means using crutches and always wearing an ankle brace but as the ankle heals, it’s weakness needs to be treated or a person take a mistep while walking and re-sprain their ankle.