Ankle Pain Relief and Injury

Editor: Dr. Amy Spencer, PT, DPT, OCS, MTC, CSCS, CKTP - A Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopedic Physical Therapy and Certified Manual Therapist. Owner and Physical Therapist, Specialized Physical Therapy in North Reading, MA.

The complex ankle joint is made up of two joints: the talocrural joint and the subtalar joint. The bones of the ankle include the shin bone (tibia), the thinner Specialized Physical Therapy Ankle Pain Relief and Injurybone at the outside of the lower leg (fibula), and the foot bone (talus), which sits above the heel bone (calcaneus). The tibia, fibula, and talus make up the true ankle joint (Talocrural). This joint allows for up-and-down movements of the foot. The subtalar joint sits below the ankle joint and is comprised of the talus and calcaneus. This joint enables your foot to move side-to-side. Numerous ligaments surround the ankle and subtalar joints holding the bones of the leg to each other and to those of the foot. All of these bones and joints are necessary to support the weight of your body and the stress of physical movement.

These are the five most common ankle injuries that can be successfully treated using physical therapy:

  1. Achilles Tendonitis
  2. Posterior Tibialis Tendonitis
  3. Ankle Sprain
  4. High Ankle Sprain
  5. Ankle Fracture

SPT is just minutes from Andover, Reading, North Andover, and Wilmington MA

Specialized Physical Therapy is conveniently located in North Reading and also proudly serves residents in Andover, Reading, North Andover, Wilmington, Boxford, Burlington, Woburn, Stoneham, and Methuen.  We offer free and spacious parking located within a few steps away from our clinic’s door.

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Specialized Physical Therapy practices a comprehensive approach to total muscle, joint, and spine health. We are the preferred physical therapy clinic in Greater Boston, because we offer an extensive range of physical therapy services designed to restore your physical strength and mobility while reducing your pain. Our physical therapy clinic sets itself apart by:

  • Providing proven techniques for alleviating minor, major, acute, and chronic pain.
  • Specializing in sports medicine, manual therapy, post-surgical care, auto accidents, prenatal and postpartum conditions, orthopedic injuries and overuse injuries.
  • Maintaining a clean, comfortable, private and quiet clinic, making it ideal for private consulting, educating and performing the latest physical therapy techniques.
  • Focusing on your individual needs, not the bottom line, because we are a small, physical therapist-owned and family-oriented clinic.
  • Treating one patient at a time in our private treatment room to make sure that you get the personalized care and attention you need.
  • Completing your treatment from start to finish with only exceptional doctorate trained and fully licensed Massachusetts physical therapists that have excellent skills, breadth of knowledge, and invaluable experience to help you reach your goals and succeed.


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