Portland, ME, residents — find relief for these twisted ankle symptoms

A twisted ankle, also called a sprained ankle, is a common yet debilitating injury. It can be particularly frustrating for athletes, those who are active and people who work physically demanding jobs since it can keep you off your feet for a long period of time. However, if you believe you have a twisted ankle, it is essential to pay attention to your symptoms and seek prompt treatment. 

Even if you are anxious to get back to work or your favorite sport, rushing back into action too quickly can result in extending the injury and worsening sprained ankle symptoms. If you’re a Portland, Maine, resident and are seeking relief from symptoms that you think are related to a sprained ankle, take some time to read the following quick overview. 

Our team at Back in Motion is happy to help you with any questions you have or if you would just like more information. 

Common twisted ankle symptoms and treatments 

Patients diagnosed with a twisted ankle or sprained ankle typically report the following symptoms: 

  • Pain
  • Visible bruising
  • Localized tenderness upon touch
  • Swelling and inflammation 
  • Limited range of motion
  • Instability 

As part of a broader treatment plan, working with a physical therapist has a number of essential benefits. For one, therapists can relieve pain and promote healing with manual therapies designed to increase blood flow and relax muscles and connective tissue. Physical therapy can also help to stabilize the ankle and improve flexibility to allow for a return to regular activities. Finally, your therapist can help you address many of the biomechanical and postural issues that so often contribute to injuries such as a twisted ankle. 

Twisted ankle relief at Back in Motion Portland

At our Portland clinic, patients seeking relief from twisted ankle symptoms will find a caring and dedicated team who will help them develop a customized therapy plan designed for long-term wellness. We’ll perform a full assessment to better understand your injury, biomechanics and lifestyle goals so we can develop treatments that are the right fit for you. 

Contact us to learn more and schedule your initial appointment with one of our front desk coordinators.