Benefits of Physical Therapy in Ankle Sprains
Twisting of the foot beyond its normal range of movement results in the ankle’s ligaments tearing or stretching, causing ankle sprain. Anyone can have ankle sprains, and physical therapy can help in reducing the pain associated with the sprains. A physical therapist helps you recover than you would without treatment. Healing ankle sprains can take time; however, results can usually be achieved in two to eight weeks. The therapist will work with you in designing a treatment program which meets your goals and needs. Here are the benefits of physical therapy for ankle sprains:
- Improving Endurance
After an injury, it is imperative to gain back your muscular endurance in the leg and ankle. You will be taught by your therapist to improve endurance so you can perform normal activities again. You may have to use equipment such as stationary bicycles or treadmills.
- Reducing Swelling and Pain
With the help of your physical therapist, you will know how to change or avoid your everyday and sports activities so that healing will start. Your therapist is likely to use various kinds of technologies and treatments in order to control and decrease your swelling and pain. These include electrical stimulation, heat, ice, specific exercises, ultrasound, and hands-on therapy.
- Improving Strength
You may experience an ankle sprain if you have injured, uncoordinated, and weak leg muscles. There are exercises that can aid healing at every recovery stage. You will be taught by your therapist of the right exercises and equipment you can use to safely and steadily restore your strength.
- Improving Flexibility
Patient physical therapy in Texas will determine any tight ankle, foot, and lower leg muscles and stretch them. Also, he will educate you about proper stretching of these muscles.
- Improving Balance
After an injury, it is important to gain back your sense of balance. A physical therapist can teach you the exercises you can perform to improve your balance.
- Speeding Up Recovery
Physical therapy is done by an experienced and trained therapist who picks the perfect exercises and treatments that can help you in healing safely and reaching your goals faster than it could when you go through the recovery by yourself.
- Restoring Agility
In a lot of everyday activities, accuracy and speed of leg movement is essential. Physical therapy can help you in gaining back such skills to prepare your body to be back to your daily routine again.
- Returning to Daily Activities
You and your therapist will talk about activity goals which will be used for setting your home-life recovery goals. You will have to follow a treatment program intended to help you in reaching such goals in the fastest, safest, and most effective way possible.
If you want to gain back your strength, balance, and flexibility to return to normal daily activities, call
Aerio Rehab at 281-837-7571 or visit our website at www.aeriorehab.com.
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