Ankle Injury

Treated @ Lighthouse Physical Therapy

Ankle Injury

The ankle (Talo-Crural joint) is a joint formed by the contact between the distal tibia/fibula and the talus (seen to the left). The ankle is supported by muscles and ligaments that surround the structure. The deltoid ligament is composed of 3 ligaments that support the inside of your ankle. The anterior-talofibular ligament, posterior-talofibular ligament, and calcaneofibular ligament support the outside of the ankle. The most common form of ankle injury is a ligament sprain. After ankle sprains, Physical Therapists help to decrease swelling, increase ankle ROM/strength and improve mechanics to decrease the future risk of injury.

ankle injury

Common Ankle Injuries

  • Sprained/bruised ankle
  • Broken ankle (pre-op or post-op)
  • Achilles tendon rupture
  • Bursitis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Stress fractures
  • Tendinitis

Treatment:

Individualized treatment plans will be generated upon an evaluation from one of our experienced clinicians. The evaluation, will take into account your symptoms, X-Ray/MRI results, special tests, and your personal goals. Every patient will have a treatment plan individually designed for them and their needs. If you do not have a prescription from your physician for physical therapy, you may still be able to be treated at Lighthouse.

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Our licensed physical therapists can help you find relief and rehabilitation from a range of conditions, including elbow and foot injuries. Below are a few of our most popular physical therapy services in Spokane Valley.