Practice Policy Update regarding COVID-19

Physical Therapy for An Ankle Sprain

An ankle sprain is one of the most common injuries in sports and in daily life. One of the most important things that most people do not know is how important physical therapy is after an ankle sprain.

Physical therapy is the one thing that can make sure you do not end up with another rolled ankle or worse a history of chronic ankle sprains.

After the ankle sprain, damaged muscles, ligaments, and tendons progressively heal themselves but what most people don’t know is that they remain very weak. The ankle has a difficult job. It must hold up the balance and weight of the entire body every time we take a step.

Stepping through streets and grass, the floor isn’t always perfect and it is possible to make a misstep where the ankle must catch its balance or else the body will fall. When the muscles around the ankle are extremely weak, the ankle cannot catch us and we end up rolling our ankle again.

With physical therapy, it is possible to avoid this kind of injury from happening again and again. What our Howard Beach Physical Therapists do at Cross Bay Physical Therapy is work specifically to strengthen the muscles around your ankle as well as your ankle to make it stronger than ever.

This way there is very low risk that you will re-injure your ankle again. There are a range of exercises that we help you implement during each physical therapy session that strengthen your calves, leg muscles, and even abdomen to make sure your balance is perfect as well as the ankle’s ability to hold this balance.

Until this time, it is important to wear an ankle brace that restricts the ankle’s movements as any excess movement can re-tear already damaged pieces of muscles, ligaments, and tendons.

Cross Bay Physical Therapy is located in Howard Beach and has helped tens of thousands of patients recover from their injuries over three decades of being in practice. Our results come from the dedication of our physical therapists whose focus is on patient satisfaction and ensuring that both the injury heals and the patient gets stronger at the same time.

If you have sprained your ankle, don’t forget physical therapy! Call and schedule your first evaluation with one of our physical therapists.