At some point in life, most people deal with a foot or ankle injury. Whether they’re playing sports or just taking a walk, ankle injuries happen more often than we think. While some injuries require rest, others need hands-on physical therapy and strengthening exercises. Whether you’re recovering from a sports injury or foot-related surgery, physical therapy is a vital part of the healing process. We’ll work on movements and exercises to get you back on your feet.
There are many different types of foot and ankle injuries that require physical therapy to begin the road to recovery. Therapy involves movements to reduce pain and ease the healing process. Here are some of the most common foot and ankle injuries we treat in our Baton Rouge physical therapy office:
This is a dreaded injury by many weekend warriors and one that can leave you limited for quite sometime, but our therapist are here to make the healing process faster. Often times requiring surgical intervention, physical therapy plays a huge role in recovery. Once cleared by your surgeon, we will work with you and your physician at improving range of motion and strength at the right time during your healing process.
While many people believe breaking your ankle is catastrophic, healing from a sprained ankle takes a considerably longer amount of time to heal. If left untreated, ankle sprains can lead to lifelong issues like long-term joint weakness and pain. We recommend being evaluated by a physical therapist within days of your injury. This allows for proper diagnosis, referral to a physician if needed and exercises to restore your normal movement patterns in the ankle. For return to sport or activity, our team at Delta Physical Therapy works to be sure you have the balance and strength needed to return to your active lifestyle.
Because the structure of our feet is so complex, a lot of injuries and problems can happen to them. People of all ages and health can experience chronic foot, heel, and ankle pain for a multitude of reasons, including poor habits, sports injury, unsupportive footwear, or accidents. If you’re experiencing chronic or persistent foot pain in Baton Rouge, LA, schedule a therapy session at Delta Physical Therapy.
Plantar fasciitis is characterized by an inflammation of the tissues that connect your heel to your toes. It is most noticed by a stinging or stabbing pain in your heel and often times at the first step out of bed in the morning. Addressing your symptoms with physical therapy from the start can help to avoid have plantar fasciitis for an extended amount of time and get you back on your feet fast!
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