Ankle Sprains

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Many of us have had ankle sprains.  And many of us recover.  But more than 70% of those who’ve had an ankle sprain, continue to have difficulty. And even more will reinjure their ankle. If you haven’t thought about seeing a physical therapist, well…start thinking about it.

A research article published in the July 2013 issue of Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy looked at the treatment of ankle sprains.

The researchers found that those individuals who had manual physical therapy (when your physical therapist applies various amounts of pressure to the joint to improve your motion) and prescribed exercises, did much better than those who did only prescribed exercises.  The significance of the article is that even after 6 months the patients were doing well.

An ankle not touched heals slower. Make an appointment to see us and get back to doing the things you enjoy. Go to www.JOSPT.org to learn more.