Diagnosing, Treating and Recovering Foot and Ankle Injuries
Injuries that occur in the foot or ankle are surprisingly all too common – and they don’t just happen to athletes. In fact, the numerous bones, ligaments, muscles and tendons in our feet and ankles are all prone to injuries, pain and accompanying symptoms. This is a result of normal wear and tear – and general overuse – as well. The JAG Physical Therapy staff works hard to treat a wide range of foot and ankle injuries, with the end goal of getting our active patients back on track with full mobility.
Acute Ankle Injuries and Overuse Ankle Injuries
Foot and ankle injuries can occur during a sport or recreational activity, in the middle of a work-related task or completing a chore around the home. Generally, foot and ankle injuries can be categorized into acute injuries and overuse injuries. A acute injury is typically more severe, and can happen as the direct result of a blow, penetrating injury, or jamming and bending the foot and ankle in an abnormal fashion. Overuse injuries are usually less serious. These happen when people constantly repeat an action that involves the foot and ankle, or when too much stress is placed on the foot or ankle.
Foot and Ankle Injury Symptoms
If someone suffers a foot or ankle injury, there are a handful of symptoms that people are encouraged to take seriously.A foot and ankle injury has likely occurred if you have symptoms such as pain, swelling, bruising or discoloration.