Ankle Pain


Physical Therapy Can Help You Achieve Ankle Pain Relief

Do you experience discomfort when moving your ankle or putting weight on it when trying to walk? Is your ankle affecting how you live your life? It seems like some people will always have ankle issues, but there is still hope! Physical therapy at Agility Physical Therapy in Venice, FL can help you relieve ankle pain no matter what the causes may be.

The key to resolving your ankle pain, weakness, or mobility limitations is to locate the source of the problem. This is where physical therapists excel! Our team will get you the results you are looking for so you can get back moving once again!

To discover more about how we may assist you, make an appointment today with one of our Venice, FL physical therapists.

Reasons for ankle pain

Ankle disorders can be caused by a number of different things, but are most commonly associated with rolling or twisting type injuries. For some people, the problems with their ankle develop gradually as a result of repetitive movements or abnormal gait patterns.

Often acute-type injuries affect your ability to bear weight due to pain, swelling, and loss of range of motion. Even a seemingly mild injury can lead to chronic pain and dysfunction making it challenging to carry out your regular daily activities.

There are several possible causes and risk factors for ankle disorders including the following:

Sprained Ankle

A sprain is defined as an overstretching or tearing of a ligament. Ankle sprains are often the result of a faulty step, stepping awkwardly on uneven terrain or in a hole. A sprain can also result from a sudden change in direction in sports.

The “sprain” occurs when the ankle rolls, twists, or turns awkwardly to the outer aspect of the ankle (i.e., lateral ankle sprain). This sudden stretch leads to partial or complete tearing of the ligaments supporting the ankle joint.

The severity of the injury will determine the degree of pain, inflammation, ability to move the joints, and the time frame for healing and recovery. Regardless of how you were injured, ankle injuries should be examined by a physical therapist to initiate rehabilitation and to make sure no permanent harm has been done.

Chronic Lateral Ankle Pain

If you have pain in the outer aspect of your ankle, it could be due to an old injury that did not heal properly. In most cases, the pain persists due to a range of motion change from the initial (or repeated) sprains. In some situations, the ligament(s) sustained a complete rupture, resulting in instability in the joint.

Your ankle joints can become chronically and persistently painful as they become more unstable or have limitations in range of motion.

Fractured Ankle

The most common ankle fractures typically result from rolling or twisting the ankle and occur in the bony bump on the outside of the ankle (i.e., the lateral malleolus). The lateral malleolus is the bottom of the fibula bone.

The bump on the inside of your ankle (i.e., the medial malleolus) is the bottom of the tibia bone and is less commonly fractured.

A trimalleolar fracture is a severe injury that can affect your quality of life and cause long-term problems. A trimalleolar fracture involves the tibia, fibula, and talus bone. The talus is a bone in the foot that is located between the tibia and fibula bones.

Ankle fractures may necessitate weeks of rest to heal properly.


Arthritis is a common condition associated with degeneration, inflammation, range of motion deficits, and pain. Arthritis can affect people of all ages but is typically worse with age.

Osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis are the most common types. Both types of arthritis cause damage to the cartilage and, over time, can limit your ability to walk and move around. Both types of arthritis can significantly impact the ankle joint and your overall function.

Achilles tendinitis or tears

An unexpected strain on the Achilles tendon can cause tiny tears or even a complete rupture of the tendon. Tears less than 50% of the tendon can heal without surgery. It is very important to seek the help of a trained physical therapist for guidance on how to rehabilitate this injury properly.

Resting or pushing too hard too soon will often result in complications and may lead to scar tissue or chronic weakness and pain.

Achilles tendonitis is commonly associated with an overuse-type injury or a repetitive stress injury. Tendinitis occurs when the tendons become inflamed, resulting in swelling and pain, especially with movement of the affected area.

If you’re living with these conditions, do not hesitate to contact Agility Physical Therapy for help.

Physical therapy in Venice, FL can help you find ankle pain relief

If you or a loved one is experiencing ankle pain or dealing with limitations in motion or weakness that is interfering with your ability to function, Agility Physical Therapy can help!

At your initial visit, our Venice, FL physical therapist will conduct a thorough assessment to determine the source of your discomfort and identify all the factors related to your condition. We will use this information to develop a personalized treatment plan for you.

We will incorporate hands-on techniques including joint mobilizations and soft tissue work to alleviate pain and restore your range of motion. Our team will do everything we can to relieve your pain and eliminate any swelling with compression and modalities so you can get back to your normal routine.

In addition, your therapist will teach you exercises and stretches to regain and maintain your joint mobility and improve your balance and strength to ensure you restore your function and can get back to doing what you love.

Request an appointment and rid yourself of ankle pain

Our physical therapy facility in Venice, FL can help you regain ankle mobility and improve balance, coordination, and strength so you can walk around freely and pain-free!

You should make an appointment with Agility Physical Therapy as soon as possible. Begin your road to recovery right away!

Your Next Steps…

  1. Request An Appointment

  2. Receive A Custom Treatment Plan

  3. Work Hard and Progress In Your Recovery

  4. Recover & Enjoy Life Pain-Free!