Don’t let ankle pain stop you in your tracks. Learn more about the anatomy of the ankle, as well as pain and treatment.
Basic Ankle Anatomy
The ankle is a small joint which provides stability and mobility for the weight of the entire body. The ankles carry a large responsibility, so naturally there are several common injuries associated with the ankle. The tibia, fibula, talus and calcaneus (heel bone) are the major bones supported by medial and lateral ligaments.
Common Ankle Pain and Treatment
Ankle sprains are common injuries that can cause swelling, pain, bruising and impaired mobility. The proper treatment of ankle pain and sprains will vary depending on the situation, but several common methods apply. After resting, ice, compression, and elevation (R.I.C.E.), physical therapy can be used to restore the range of motion and strengthen and stabilize the joint in the hopes of preventing further injury. We also offer therapy to treat plantar fasciitis and for post-surgery recovery.