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-ONE 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.

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Common Foot and Ankle Injuries

There are a few different foot and ankle injuries that are common among patients that we see at JAG-ONE Physical Therapy, which range from mild to severe. Some examples of foot and ankle injuries that we commonly see include:

Foot and Ankle Injury Treatment Options in NJ and NY

Our treatment plans vary for each patient of JAG-ONE Physical Therapy, depending on their type of foot or ankle injury. The main goal of our physical therapy programs is to regain strength and mobility of your foot and ankle throughout the entire recovery period, using our carefully planned and practiced exercises. Our most effective physical therapy programs for foot and ankle injuries include exercises that help patients regain strength, range of motion and balance in the effected limb.

Contact Us For Foot or Ankle Injury Treatment Today

No foot or ankle injury should ever be left untreated, and physical therapy rehabilitation is crucial to heal them properly. Schedule an appointment at one of our many JAG-ONE Physical Therapy New Jersey and New York locations by calling 973-669-0078 today.

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