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Why You Shouldn’t Put Off Your Ankle Pain

Posted on by Owen Campbell, PT, DPT, OCS

We’ve all tweaked our ankles at some point in our lives. Some of us have even done it so forcefully that we have sprained a ligament, broken a bone, or strained a muscle. Hopefully, you took appropriate care and are feeling better, but often in my practice, I hear the dreaded phrase, “oh yeah, that’s my bad ankle. It never got better after I did (insert something youthful and nostalgic here).”

There are two forms of untreated ankle issues I see in the clinic regularly. The painful ankle that is effectively avoided or the stiff ankle that the patient thinks is normal. Both can have long-term effects on ankle health and wear and tear on the knees, hips, and even low backs.

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P.R.I.C.E. for an Ankle Injury

Posted on by Kathleen Warner PT, DPT, OCS

Ankle sprains are one of the most common orthopedic injuries. Common ways to end up with a painful, swollen ankle include:

  • A misstep off a curb or stair
  • A poor landing from a jump in an athletic activity
  • A stumble while wearing high heels
  • A slip on a patch of ice

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Do I Need to Stretch My Ankles?

Posted on by Rebecca Pudvah PT, DPT, CSCS, OCS

If you have been inside a gym or physical therapy office, you may have heard the phrase “stretch your calves.” This phrase can mean so many different things to so many different people. Let’s take a few minutes to clear up the confusion, and ensure everyone gets the most out of their exercise routine.

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