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Physical Therapy for Ankle Pain

Ankle injuries are a common source of pain, especially among athletes. Injuries to the ankle can occur while walking, running, jumping, or even because of a simple misstep or fall. Ongoing ankle pain may be a result of underlying conditions such as arthritis or neuropathy. Whatever the source, ankle pain can be unbearable and limit the ability to walk, run, play sports, or even stand to complete daily activities.

There are many forms of manual treatment with physical therapy that can help to provide ankle pain relief. Physical therapy is a non-surgical treatment to help patients who are experiencing ankle pain. Our physical therapists are trained specialists in ankle injuries and conditions, ankle pain management, and effective pain relief treatment for the ankles.

Ankle pain illustration with red in the joints while walking.

All About Your Ankles

The foot is made up of 26 bones, 33 joints, 107 ligaments, 19 muscles, and numerous tendons. Complex biomechanics keep all these parts in the right position and working together. Since your feet are attached to the ankle, sometimes symptoms and treatments are interrelated, as with conditions or injuries related to your Achilles tendon.

Given these intricacies, it’s not surprising that many people suffer from pain in their ankles at some point in their lives. It can be difficult to figure out why you are experiencing ankle pain, so identifying your symptoms and consulting a physical therapist is a great first step toward long-lasting ankle pain relief. 

When Should I Seek Physical Therapy for My Ankle Pain?

When is a good time to contact a physical therapist for ankle pain? The answer: Any time! Professional’s physical therapists work with you to assess and address your specific needs to create a personalized treatment plan for your ankle pain. Our main goal is to improve your daily quality of life by providing physical therapy care that helps decrease your pain and increase your strength and mobility. Ankle pain can show up in many forms and it can be tricky to identify when it is time to seek medical attention.  Whether ankle pain is keeping you from performing simple daily tasks or staying at the top of your game, physical therapy is an effective way to find pain relief for a variety of ankle injuries and conditions.

A good rule of thumb when experiencing ankle pain is to seek attention as soon as the discomfort is noticeable, especially if it begins to interfere with your everyday activities. Addressing the issue as soon as possible is key to obtaining relief from ankle pain and preventing potential future injuries or worsening symptoms. Figuring out the source of your ankle pain is the first step to treating it. Professional’s physical therapists will discuss your concerns with you, examine the physical limitations caused by your ankle pain, and create a plan to address and treat your pain. Ankle pain relief is only one call away!

Professional’s physical therapists work with you to address your specific needs and create a personalized treatment plan for your ankle pain.


Common Conditions that Cause Ankle Pain

Your pain could be caused by a medical condition like tendonitis, nerve damage, or rheumatoid arthritis. Your ankles are also very prone to painful injuries, like a sprain. Playing sports, walking on uneven surfaces, or even wearing the wrong footwear can all cause an ankle sprain, making it one of the most common causes of ankle pain.

We treat a variety of ankle injuries and conditions. Diagnosing and managing pain at an early stage can help limit symptoms in both time and severity. Below are common injuries and conditions that affect the ankles. Click on the diagnoses below to see detailed information about how physical therapists at Professional treat these conditions:

What Are Common Ankle Pain Symptoms?

Ankle pain refers to any type of discomfort or pain in your ankles. It’s important to recognize the onset of ankle pain and address it as soon as possible. Professional’s physical therapists are movement experts. If you are experiencing any symptoms of ankle pain, contact us for an evaluation today! Common symptoms that can indicate an ankle injury or condition include:

  • Swelling of the ankle
  • Bruising of the ankle
  • Poor balance
  • Tingling
  • Burning sensations
  • Instability
  • Numbness
  • Stiffness
  • Difficulty moving your ankle or walking without pain

Do you have ankle pain?

Our physical therapists will diagnose your condition and customize an ankle pain treatment plan just for you. We will work in an effective way to get you back on your feet, focused on your wellness before, during and after therapy.

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Insurances We Accept

Below is a condensed list of insurances we participate with throughout our network of physical therapy clinics.  Find your particular provider below based on your area.
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New York, New Jersey, Connecticut

  • Aetna (NY, NJ, CT)
  • AmeriHealth (NJ)
  • Anthem BCBS (CT)
  • Bardavon (Workers' Compensation – NY, NJ, CT)
  • Cigna/ASH (NY, NJ, CT)
  • CIGNA - Medicare (NY, NJ)
  • Claims Resolution Corp (Workers' Compensation – NJ)
  • ClearComp (Workers' Compensation – NY, NJ)
  • Clover Health Medicare Advantage (NJ)
  • Comp X (Workers' Compensation – NJ)
  • ConnectiCare (CT)
  • Department of Labor (Workers' Compensation – NY, NJ, CT)
  • Empire BCBS (Individual Providers In Network – NY)
  • Empire Plan MPN (UHC – NY, NJ)
  • Fidelis Wellcare (NJ)
  • First MCO (Workers' Compensation – NJ)
  • GHI (Emblem Health – NY, NJ, CT)
  • HIP (Emblem Health – NY)
  • Horizon BCBS (NJ)
  • Horizon Casualty (Workers' Compensation – NJ)
  • Independence BCBS (Southern NJ)
  • Magna Care (NY, NJ, CT)
  • Magna Comp (Workers' Compensation – NY, NJ, CT)
  • Medicare (NY, NJ, CT)
  • MedRisk (Workers' Compensation – NY, NJ, CT)
  • MultiPlan (NY, NJ, CT)
  • New Jersey Manufacturers (NJM - Workers' Compensation - NJ)
  • No Fault (Various Carriers)
  • Northwell Health Clinical Integration Network IPA (NY)
  • OccuNet (NJ)
  • One Call (Workers' Compensation - NY, NJ, CT
  • Oscar Health Plan (NY, NJ)
  • Oxford (Optum - NY, NJ, CT)
  • Providers Edge Scheduling Group/PESG (Workers' Compensation - NJ)
  • QualCare (NJ)
  • Qual-Lynx (Workers' Compensation – NJ)
  • SPNET (Workers' Compensation - NY, NJ, CT)
  • Streamline (Workers' Compensation – NJ)
  • United Health Care (Optum - NY, NJ, CT)
  • VACCN (Optum - NY, NJ, CT)
  • WellCare (NY)
  • Workers' Compensation (Various Carriers)

Massachusetts, New Hampshire

  • Aetna (MA, NH)
  • Ambetter/NH Healthy Families (NH)
  • Amerihealth Caritas (effective date 4/27/2020 - NH)
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield (NH)
  • Bardavon (Workers' Compensation – MA, NH)
  • BCBS Massachusetts (MA)
  • CeltiCare (MA)
  • Cigna/ASH (NH)
  • Commonwealth Care Alliance (MA)
  • Fallon Health (MA)
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care (MA, NH)
  • Health New England (MA)
  • MaineCare (NH)
  • Magna Care (MA, NH)
  • Magna Comp (Workers' Compensation – MA, NH)
  • Martin’s Point Health Care (NH)
  • Mass General Brigham Health (Formerly AllWays Health Partners)
  • Massachusetts Health (Medicaid – MA)
  • Medicaid (MA, NH)
  • Medicare (MA, NH)
  • Med Risk (Workers' Compensation – MA)
  • ML Healthcare (NF – MA, NH)
  • No Fault (Various Carriers)
  • Omni Healthcare (MVA Lien – MA, NH)
  • One Call (Workers' Compensation – MA, NH)
  • SPNET (Workers' Compensation – MA, NH)
  • Streamline (Workers' Compensation – MA, NH)
  • Tufts Cigna (MA)
  • Tufts Health Plan (MA, NH)
  • Tufts Medicare Advantage (MA)
  • Tufts Public (Medicaid – MA)
  • UniCare (MA)
  • United Health Care (Optum – MA, NH)
  • WellSense Health (Formerly BMC – Boston Medical Center – MA)
  • Workers’ Compensation (Various Carriers)


How is Ankle Pain Diagnosed?

Professional’s physical therapists can help you diagnose that nagging ankle pain. We use many techniques to find out what exactly the problem is and how we can put you on the best path to recovery. You may also be referred to physical therapy for ankle pain by your physician after an X-Ray or MRI.

If you have been referred to physical therapy for ankle pain from an injury or ongoing condition, our PTs will work with you and information from your referring doctor to determine a physical therapy plan. An initial physical evaluation to analyze the range of motion in your ankle, limitations you have due to your pain, and any other signs and symptoms you may be experiencing help us establish a customized strategy to get you back on your feet again.

What is Chronic Ankle Pain?

Chronic ankle pain is long-term, persistent pain and discomfort that could indicate severe conditions, such as ankle tendonitis, osteoarthritis, gout, or bursitis. Ankle pain often worsens over time, meaning that the longer you try to cope with the pain on your own, the more damage you may be causing. Consulting a certified physical therapist for ankle pain relief is an important tool to lay the foundation for appropriate treatment and rehabilitation.

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Physical Therapy Treatment Techniques for Ankle Pain

Below are just a few of the physical therapy skills and techniques we use to treat chronic pain or rehabilitate you after an injury or surgery:

  • Joint Mobilization
  • Manual Therapy
  • Sports Injury Rehabilitation
  • Exercise Therapy
  • Flexibility Training
  • Health & Wellness Strategies
Professional physical therapist treating a patient for foot and ankle pain.

Ankle Pain Relief After an Injury

An ankle injury requires a period of rest. This time helps your ankle heal, but also weakens it from underuse. Our certified physical therapists can guide you through a treatment plan targeting the parts of your ankle that have weakened after a period of immobility. If your ankle pain is caused by an injury, muscle activation, mobility, and strength-building exercises are essential to the recovery process.

While pain in your ankle is often treatable and preventable with ongoing physical therapy, serious conditions may require surgical intervention. When surgery cannot be avoided, research shows that physical therapy is a vital part of your road to recovery—both before and after your procedure. The stronger and more informed you are before surgery, the stronger and more assured you’ll be afterward. Before a surgery to address ankle pain caused by severe conditions or injuries, physical therapy allows you to strengthen your muscles, educate yourself on what to expect post-surgery, and develop a home exercise routine to prepare for the journey ahead. Post-surgery physical therapy may feel similar, with treatment targeted toward regaining strength, mobility, and flexibility to help you heal properly and recover most effectively.

Committed to Providing Ankle Pain Relief

Our physical therapists are trained specialists in ankle injuries, pain management, and pain relief for the ankles. When it comes to finding ankle pain relief, we ensure that our treatment is comprehensive, manageable, and customized to fit your specific symptoms and concerns. No matter the cause of your ankle pain, Professional’s physical therapists will work with you to create and facilitate a safe and effective treatment plan. We don’t just help you treat your ankle pain one time and send you on your way. Our PTs make sure to educate you on the how and why of your ankle pain and put you on a path to ongoing wellness and prevention of more serious conditions.

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Convenient physical therapy clinics near you

We provide ankle pain relief from our physical therapy clinics throughout Manhattan NYC, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire. Fill out the form above, or contact a clinic near you to speak with a Professional Physical Therapist and ankle pain specialist today.

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We will work in an effective way to manage your ankle pain during and after therapy