Ankle Physical Therapy Idaho Falls

Experiencing ankle pain is something that is experienced by many people every day and is something that can greatly affect the way you live your daily life. From just being able to move around, to participating in sports, to living your life to its fullest physical capacity – physical therapy can help you take that next step to ensuring you have healthy joints and muscles to accomplish anything you set your mind to! Ankle physical therapy can provide you with all the tools that you need to rehabilitate your ankles after an injury or condition and help you to begin to lead a pain-free life. The physical therapists at Pick PT in Idaho Falls are here to help customize a treatment that is personalized to you to get you back up on your feet!

Idaho Falls Ankle Physical Therapy

How Can an Ankle Physical Therapist Help?

Your Idaho Falls physical therapist can assist with many different ankle issues, such as sprains, strains, heel pain or spurs, fractures, shin splints, tendonitis, ankle surgeries or replacements, or sports-related injuries. Through various treatment options and strengthening plans, our physical therapists know the ways that your ankle can be rehabilitated in a timely manner.

Increase Range of Motion

Returning your ankle to its former and normal range of motion is a priority that your physical therapist will work closely with you to achieve. Injuries and conditions can impact and limit your motion, so it is important to be seen soon after you have experienced any unfavorable symptoms in order to start the recovery process as soon as possible. Various exercises and stretches will be used to gently move and strengthen your ankle so that your range of motion can be properly restored.

Improve Ankle Strength 

Weakness is prone to overcome an ankle that has been injured or compromised, and building up your ankle strength will aid in being able to stand, walk, and run, effectively again. Strength building helps to speed up the recovery process and will also reduce the risk of getting injured again. Strong ankle muscles and joints are less likely to be hurt or damaged again. At Pick PT, we know the safe and effective way to build your ankle strength no matter what condition you are in.

Work on Flexibility

After an injury or an affected ankle condition, the muscles around your ankle may feel tight or stiff – which might make it difficult to move. Your physical therapist can help to improve the flexibility around your ankle through various gentle stretches to relieve the tightness you are experiencing. They will also teach you how to do some of the stretches on your own so you are able to find some relief and work towards your recovery while you are at home as well.

Build Balance and Endurance

Being unable to participate in physical activities can really put your ankle out, and building up its endurance is what will help you get back out there participating in doing what you love. Physical therapy will help you to build up your ankles’ balance and endurance so that you are able to do physical activities again without weakness or pain. Regaining your balance and endurance in your ankle is a clear sign that your rehabilitation process is working.

Treatment for Ankle Pain

Ankle pain can be derived from various different causes, like an ankle sprain, ankle arthritis, surgeries, or joint instability – and each one of these can cause a different level and type of pain. People have described the symptoms of their ankle pain as sharp, burning, tingling, bruising, or causing stiffness.

Discovering the underlying causes of your ankle pain will be a priority of your physical therapist so that the right combination of treatments can be used to aid in your recovery. In the process of finding out the causes of your pain, they may examine your ankle, foot, calf, spine, knee, or even hip to see if any one of those is contributing to the pain you’re experiencing. Once a cause has been identified, they will work closely with you to secure the right treatment plan for you. Some common physical therapy ankle treatments for pain include:

  • Strength and endurance training
  • Flexibility stretches and training
  • Nerve mobilization
  • Manual therapy
  • Taping
  • Balance training and techniques
  • Electrical stimulation
  • Ice/Heat combinations

About Ankle Physical Therapy at Pick PT

Physical therapy revolves around the goal of rehabilitation and recovery so that you can get back to feeling like yourself and being able to participate in the things you love doing. From improving your movement, to increasing your range of motion, to building up your strength and endurance, to decreasing your pain – physical therapy has been proven to help you accomplish all of those goals and more. Pick PT is passionate about providing the highest quality of care while personalizing your treatments to match your condition and your individual goals. We are here to help you become pain-free and live life moving again. Our local Idaho Falls physical therapists are ready to help you towards your path of recovery. Schedule an appointment to get started today!

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(208) 534-7001
Fax: 208-534-7002

2277 E Lincoln Rd
Idaho Falls, ID 83401
Hours: Mon-Fri 8am-6:30pm

921 S Utah Ave
Idaho Falls, ID 83401
Hours: Mon, Wed, & Fri 7am-6pm
Tues & Thurs 8am-12pm

3155 Channing Way D
Idaho Falls, ID 83404
Hours: Mon & Weds 7am-7pm
Tues & Thurs 8am-12pm
Fri 7am-6pm