Excel PT: Foot and Ankle Pain

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RECOVER MORE QUICKLY AND COMPLETELY FROM A FOOT OR ANKLE SPRAIN

Rolled, twisted, and turned: three words that no one wants to associate with their ankles. All are common descriptions of ankle sprains which are among the most common injuries managed in emergency departments and primary care clinics. Ankle injuries should never be taken lightly and are too often mistreated or not treated at all. The good news is most ankle sprains resolve without the need for surgery. Ankle sprain – what is it? An ankle sprain is a stretch or tear in one or more of the ankle ligaments which are slightly elastic bands of tissue that keep the ankle bones in place. The ankle ligaments are particularly prone to sprain because of the small size of the joint and the forces exerted on the joint with movement. (continued inside)

By Rachel Braman, PT, DPT

INSIDE : • Recover More Quickly and Completely From A Foot Or Ankle Sprain

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