Physical Therapy for Ankle Sprains

Ankle sprains are usually the most common injuries for athletes, occurring when the ankle is twisted or ‘rolled’ outwards suddenly.  This shock causes damage to the ligaments and tendons on the outside of the ankle causing pain, inflammation, and swelling.

A small sprain will usually come with immediate pain but the ability to continue activity.  A severe ankle sprain could require serious treatment and potentially take longer to heal than a broken bone in the ankle.  Symptoms and severity of sprained ankles can range from slight pain with little to no swelling in a minor injury, to a complete rupture of the ligament with extreme pain and swelling with a major injury.

High ankle sprain

A high ankle sprain is an injury to the ligament just above the ankle that joins the shin bone and ankle together.  Whereas a common sprained ankle occurs to the tendons on the outside of the ankle, a high ankle sprain includes pain, swelling and bruising at both the outside and front of the ankle.  Pain may be experienced when the foot is both rotated and pushed upwards.  A high ankle sprain often occurs along with a fracture to your lower leg bone and can be more painful and difficult to treat than a common outer ankle sprain.

Do you have pain from a sprained ankle?

Consult a Professional today

Our physical therapists will diagnose your pain or injury and customize a physical therapy rehabilitation 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.

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.
For a complete listing of all insurance providers and individual plans by name: CLICK HERE FOR OUR FULL INSURANCE PAGE.

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Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire

  • Aetna (NH, MA)
  • Aetna (Orthonet – CT)
  • AllWays (formerly Neighborhood Health Plan – MA)
  • Ambetter (NH)
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield (NH)
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield (CT)
  • ASH (Cigna – NH, MA, CT)
  • BCBS Massachusetts (MA)
  • BMC (Boston Medical Center – MA)
  • CeltiCare (MA)
  • Commonwealth Care Alliance (MA)
  • ConnectiCare (CT)
  • Fallon Health (MA)
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care (NH, MA, CT)
  • Health New England (MA)
  • Martin’s Point Health Care (NH)
  • Massachusetts Health (Medicaid – MA)
  • Medicaid (NH, MA, CT)
  • Medicare (NH, MA, CT)
  • No Fault (Various Carriers)
  • Prime Health Services (CT)
  • TRICARE (NH, MA, CT)
  • Tufts Health Plan (NH, MA, CT)
  • Tufts Public (Medicaid – MA)
  • UniCare (NH, MA)
  • United Health Care (Optum – NH, MA, CT)
  • WellSense (NH)
  • Workers’ Compensation (Various Carriers)

New York, New Jersey, Connecticut

  • Aetna (NY, NJ, CT)
  • AmeriHealth (NJ)
  • Anthem (CT)
  • ConnectiCare (CT)
  • Department of Labor (NY, NJ, CT)
  • Empire BCBS (NY - Select Therapists in network)
  • Empire Plan MPN (UHC – NY, NJ)
  • First MCO (NJ)
  • GHI (Emblem Health – NY, NJ, CT)
  • HIP (Emblem Health – NY)
  • Horizon BCBS (NJ)
  • Magna Comp Casualty (Workers' Compensation/NO Fault - NY, NJ)
  • Medicare (NY, NJ, CT)
  • MedRisk (Workers’ Compensation – NY, NJ, CT)
  • MultiPlan (NY, NJ, CT)
  • New Jersey Manufacturers (NJM – NJ)
  • No Fault (Various Carriers)
  • Northwell Health Clinial Integration Network IPA (NY)
  • OccuNet (NJ)
  • One Call (NY, NJ)
  • Oscar Health Plan (NY)
  • Oxford (NY, NJ, CT)
  • TRICARE (NY, NJ, CT)
  • UHC Community Plan (NY)
  • United Health Care (NY, NJ, CT)
  • Veterans Choice (NY, NJ, CT)
  • Veterans Administration (NY, NJ, CT)
  • WellCare (NJ)
  • Workers’ Compensation (Various Carriers)

Ankle sprain treatment options

Physical therapists at Professional are experts at helping you manage pain from a sprained ankle.  We use the following physical therapy techniques to treat chronic pain or rehabilitate you after an ankle sprain.

  • Joint Mobilization
  • Manual Therapy
  • Sports Injury Rehabilitation
  • Exercise Therapy
  • Flexibility Training
  • Health & Wellness Strategies

Diagnosing sprained ankles

Professional physical therapists can help you diagnose the pain.  We use the following techniques to diagnose if your ankle is sprained, if it’s something more serious, and how we can put you on the best path to recovery.

  • Clinical Exam
  • MRI
  • X-Ray

Convenient physical therapy clinics near you

We provide treatments for ankle sprain injuries from our physical therapy clinics throughout 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 sprained ankle treatment specialist today.

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