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Treatment for Ankle Injury

After an Ankle Injury, proper rehabilitation and care is essential for a successful recovery. This care involves managing pain, following a healthcare professional's instructions, and participating in specific rehabilitation exercises. At MyoDynamic Clinic, our healthcare professionals can provide you with the necessary care to ensure long-term recovery and injury prevention.

Ankle injuries come in many different forms, depending that range from Acute Inversion sprains to Chronic Degenerative Osteoarthritis.

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Orthotics for Ankle Pain

Custom orthotics for ankle injuries are dependent on the foot type as well as the specific area of injury. They often will include custom Arch support to better stabilize the foot, medial or lateral posting to better position the foot/ankle, a deep heel cup for better control of the heel, and added cushion for comfort and added shock absorption.

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Ankle Brace Fitting

If you have sustained an ankle injury, an ankle brace can provide optimal support and security during the rehabilitation process. MyoDynamic Clinic's experts will measure and fit you with an ankle brace to ensure a comfortable and secure fit to help you on your way through your recovery.

Physiotherapy For Ankle Pain

After an ankle injury, personalized treatment plans by a physiotherapist are essential for successful recovery. A customized plan of exercises and rehabilitation techniques tailored to your needs to help you progress through recovery allowing you to regain strength, mobility, and flexibility. Regular check-ins with your physiotherapist are vital to track progress and adjust the treatment plan as needed.

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Common Ankle Injury Symptoms:

  • Pain on the outer aspect of the foot below the ankle (lateral malleolus), primarily when running or with lateral movement
  • Swelling after standing/walking for long durations.
  • Weakness and instability in the foot and ankle.
  • A loose feeling making your ankle more susceptible to inversion sprains.

If these conditions sound familiar, book your appointment today and let us help you get back on your feet pain-free! 

Acute - Ankle sprain caused be inversion (rolling foot inward) of the ankle resulting in tearing or stretching of the lateral (outside) ankle ligaments

Chronic - Ongoing pain in the ankle. Could be a result of a previous acute injury or continuous load/force on (overuse). Examples could include ankle OA, ligament impingement, ligament sprain, or tendonitis.

Common Ankle Injuries We Treat:

Deltoid Ligament Injury: An ankle deltoid ligament fracture is a severe injury. However, it is relatively rare. It refers to an injury sustained to the ligament inside the ankle.

Lateral Ankle Sprain: “Rolling” your ankle can result in an acute lateral ankle sprain in which the lateral ankle ligaments are stretched or torn. This most often includes the ATFL, CFL and less commonly the PTFL ligaments. Recurring sprains are very common which is why proper treatment and rehab is extremely important in these injuries.

High Ankle Sprain: A high ankle sprain occurs from a twisting or rotational injury. It is less common than a lateral ankle sprain and more often than not, is a result of a sports injury. It involves stretching or tearing of the ligaments higher up the ankle, including the AITFL, PITFL and often the interosseous membrane connects the Tibia and Fibula bones.

Peroneal Tendonitis: Peroneal Tendonitis is inflammation of the muscle tendon on the outside (lateral) leg/ankle. This type of injury can occur from an acute incident like a lateral ankle sprain or can be the result of small damage over time (chronic overuse injury).

Achilles Tendonitis/ Tear: Achilles tendinitis is a common condition that occurs when the large tendon that runs down the back of the lower leg becomes irritated and inflamed. This often occurs as a repetitive use injury when increased strain and load is being placed on the Achilles Tendon. An acute injury can also occur with significant load or strain, causing tearing (complete or partial) of the tendon.

Posterior Tibialis Tendonitis: The posterior tibial tendon is one of the most important tendons of the leg. The belly of the muscle attaches to the inside lower portion of the shin and the tendon runs down underneath the inside part of the ankle and attaches to the foot. The main function of the tendon is to hold up the arch and support the foot when walking. The Tibialis Posterior Tendon will become inflamed and tender most often when a person's ankle rolls inward (overpronation) when walking or running. Sometimes complete dysfunction of the tendon can occur if chronic strain and tendonitis is left untreated (PTTD).

Ankle/Midfoot OA: Ankle osteoarthritis is the occurrence of osteoarthritis (OA) in the ankle joint. The ankle joint consists of two joints, the talocrural joint and the subtalar joint. Chronic irritation of these joints can result in OA build up over time, causing pain and stiffness in the affected joint. There is also a large incidence of Ankle OA development in people with a history of repetitive ankle sprains or an ankle fractures.

To aid in recovery, MyoDynamic Clinic recommends three care services:

Biomechanical and Gait Analysis With Pedorthist

Proper walking mechanics are critical to promote healing and prevent re-injury. During a gait analysis, a pedorthist will evaluate your walking style and suggest modifications to your footwear or custom orthotics to correct any issues that may be hindering your recovery. This service can also help prevent future injury, keeping you active and pain-free.

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