An ankle sprain is a condition that occurs when the ligaments supporting the ankle stretch beyond their limits and in severe cases, they tear. The condition is common among all ages and if not severe can be treated at home. The problem lies with the ability of people to deduce whether the ankle sprain is severe or not. Therefore, there lies the risk for a severe ankle sprain developing into a chronic ankle sprain and further degenerating into ankle arthritis.
For this reason, physical therapists at Absolute Physical Therapy advice patients that if they feel that their ankle sprain has taken weeks to heal after following a simple ankle sprain treatment plan like icing the ankle, they should seek a physical examination from a qualified therapist.
Absolute Physical Therapy
Unlike other physical therapists in Houston, TX, the facility takes ankle sprains seriously as it could degenerate to ankle instability which is difficult to treat through physical therapy and would require a surgical procedure like an ankle replacement. Physical therapy at Absolute Physical Therapy employs the use of ASTYM treatment which is a more effective treatment for any pain condition that requires a physical therapy.
An easier way to put it is that physical therapy would handle issues with mobility and create some pain resilience to the patient’s affected area. ASTYM treatment focuses on the underlying problem by promoting regenerative tissue health to eliminate tissue scars and other underlying factors that may be causing pain.
ASTYM for chronic ankle sprains is the most effective treatment going by any physical therapist in Houston, TX and all over the world. Visit or call Absolute Physical Therapy to schedule an appointment and find out more about ankle sprains.