Alleviate Ankle Pain With Physical Therapy

Your ankles support your body’s weight, giving you the ability to stand and move, and giving your feet the ability to point, flex, and rotate. Because we’re almost always moving or walking, our ankles take on a lot of responsibility. With all of this movement, we can overuse tendons or muscles in our ankles, causing swelling, stiffness, and discomfort. Because this body part is so unique and overutilized, it’s prone to injury, especially for those who play sports.

What causes ankle pain?

Ankle pain is quite common. Aside from normal wear and tear and overuse, common causes of ankle pain include:

  • Arthritis
  • Bursitis
  • Sprains and strains
  • Fractures
  • Tendonitis
  • Gout
  • Injury or trauma to the ankle
  • Obesity
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Frequently Asked Questions About Ankle Pain Relief and Physical Therapy

Ankle pain can often be treated at home, depending on the cause and severity. If your ankle is swollen or painful due to overuse, try resting, icing, and an over-the-counter brace. Compression stockings and elevating your feet may help, too. If your pain is due to trauma, consult with your primary care physician or orthopedic physician prior to starting physical therapy.

It’s difficult to determine the cause of your ankle pain without consulting a physician or physical therapist. A physical therapy consultation with Dr. Gomes will speed up your recovery.

Maintaining proper flexibility and range of motion in the ankle can help to prevent pain from developing in your ankle. Implementing the best warm-ups and exercise plan will also keep you performing at your best. Dr. Gomes can provide you with the best individualized plan.

If your ankle pain is not subsiding or if you’re receiving ankle surgery and will need post-operative care, physical therapy can help you get back on your feet. It’s important to find a therapist who understands your injury and your expectations. Dr. Gomes is a Board-Certified Orthopedic Physical Therapist with additional training and certifications in USA Weightlifting, Crossfit, and Golf-Titleist Performance Institute, and Running.

The two major goals of physical therapy are to reduce your pain and restore function. During an initial consultation, Dr. Gomes will evaluate your injury, explain expectations, and provide you with the best detailed plan for recovery. This plan will include corrective exercises, hands-on manual therapy, recommendations to see the right specialists (if needed), and other evidenced-based techniques. Depending on your injury, Dr. Gomes may add in other treatment methods such as dry needling, cupping, Kinesio-taping, and Graston in order to maximize your recovery.​​

How do I get started?

To schedule an appointment, call PhysioHealth PT at (781-859-4189) or request an appointment here

Both insurance and private pay options are accepted for payment. Depending on your insurance, patients may need a referral for physical therapy from their Primary Care Physician. Please call our office to find out if you need a referral prior to your initial evaluation.

About Us

PhysioHealth Physical Therapy was founded by Dr. Christopher Gomes, DPT, OCS, CSCS. Our clinic provides specialized care within a friendly and professional environment. At PhysioHealth you will receive one-on-one treatment that is evidence-based and personalized to meet your goals. You will always receive comprehensive education on your injury and recovery plan in order to maximize your knowledge and results.