Is your ankle pain limiting your ability to walk or stand for long periods of time? Have you experience multiple ankle sprains in the past and you’re afraid to make sudden movements? Have you been told by surgeons in Traverse City that surgery is the only answer? Have you been given treatment for your ankle pain such as orthotics, a walking boot, medications, or injections and it hasn’t given you total relief?
If you live in the Traverse City area and answered yes to any of these questions you are in the right place. We are the ankle pain specialists here in Traverse City. We offer permanent solutions to your pain, not simply pain masking treatment that only hide the problem. Whether you have pain in your ankle due to sprains, strains, fractures, or just simply have a gradual onset inflammation, we have the solution for you. We do this by having an understanding of how the ankle is connected to the knee and how the knee is connected to the hip and how the hip is connected to the trunk. This understanding of what Is called Chain Reaction Biomechanics helps us understand how and why your ankle has pain. The areas above the ankle have a huge impact on how the ankle moves and deals with the stresses that it is required to take with each step. Identifying the root cause of stress on the ankle is the only way to provide a permanent solution. Unfortunately, most of the treatments that are out there including medications, injections, orthotics, immobilizers, and surgery only alter the situation. So, the first step in healing you ankle is to get a full body assessment to see how the hips, knees, and trunk are effecting the foot and ankle. The second step then is to begin getting treatment and making changes in your body through prescriptive movement and hands on treatment here at Superior Physical Therapy in Traverse City.