What We TreatAnkle Pain

Scroll to explore

What Causes Ankle Pain?Ankle pain can be a common and debilitating issue that affects mobility and daily activities.

At Cypress Physical Therapy, we specialize in addressing ankle pain, leveraging our expertise to provide targeted solutions. There are several possible causes of ankle pain, including:

  • Ankle sprains: Ligamentous injuries resulting from stretching or tearing of the ligaments surrounding the ankle joint, often due to sudden twisting or rolling of the ankle.
  • Achilles tendonitis: Inflammation or degeneration of the Achilles tendon, which connects the calf muscles to the heel bone, typically caused by overuse or repetitive activities.
  • Ankle fractures: Traumatic injuries to the bones of the ankle, such as fractures or breaks, often resulting from falls, sports injuries, or accidents.
  • Tendinitis or tenosynovitis: Inflammation of the tendons or tendon sheaths around the ankle joint, commonly caused by overuse, repetitive motions, or improper footwear.
  • Arthritis: Conditions like osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis can cause degenerative changes in the ankle joint, leading to pain, stiffness, and functional limitations.
  • Ankle impingement: Compression of soft tissues or structures within the ankle joint, often due to repetitive activities or abnormal bony anatomy, resulting in pain and limited range of motion.

Physical therapy can play a crucial role in managing ankle pain and promoting recovery. Treatment approaches may include:


Pain Management

Utilizing modalities such as ice, heat, ultrasound, or electrical stimulation to reduce pain and inflammation in the affected area.


Manual Therapy

Hands-on techniques such as joint mobilization, soft tissue massage, and myofascial release to improve joint mobility, reduce muscle tension, and alleviate pain.


Strengthening Exercises

Prescribing specific exercises to strengthen the muscles around the ankle joint, including the calf muscles, peroneal muscles, and muscles of the foot, to improve stability and support.


Balance and Proprioception Training

Implementing exercises to improve balance, proprioception, and coordination, reducing the risk of re-injury and enhancing overall ankle function.


Range of Motion Exercises

Incorporating stretching exercises to improve flexibility and range of motion in the ankle joint, reducing stiffness and promoting optimal function.


Gait Training

Analyzing and correcting walking patterns, addressing abnormalities in stride length, foot placement, and weight distribution to optimize walking mechanics and reduce strain on the ankle joint.

Our philosophy revolves around being leaders in rehabilitation. We are dedicated to helping you reclaim a pain-free life, enabling you to return to the activities you love. Don't let back pain limit you – let us guide you on the path to a healthier, more active you.

Your Journey To WellnessRevitalize Your Life at a Cypress Physical Therapy Near You!