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.
Common Ankle Injuries
- Sprained/bruised ankle
- Broken ankle (pre-op or post-op)
- Achilles tendon rupture
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Stress fractures
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.