Ankle Pain Relief

Ankle Pain Relief

Kick Ankle Pain To The Curb: Try Physical Therapy!

Is your ankle pain negatively affecting your quality of life? There are a variety of reasons why your ankle may be aching, but there is still hope! Forward Physical Therapy can assist you in identifying the source of your pain and providing the ankle pain relief you require. It’s time to get up and moving once more!

Request an appointment today with one of our licensed and qualified Knoxville, TN physical therapists to learn how we can assist you!

Causes of ankle pain

Ankle discomfort can be caused by a number of factors. An ankle injury can be brutally painful, making weight-bearing impossible. Even little discomfort can make it difficult to go about your regular routine.

Ankle pain can occur suddenly as a result of an injury or gradually as a result of a chronic underlying issue. If your ankle is hurting, here are some possible reasons why:

Chronic Lateral Ankle Pain

If you have pain on the outside of your ankle, it could be the result of a previous injury that did not heal properly. The more unstable your ankle joints are, the more painful they become.


Arthritis is a chronic inflammatory disease that causes pain in the joints. The most common types are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Both types of arthritis can have serious consequences for the ankle joints and can affect people of all ages.


Bursitis develops when tendons rub against the “bursae,” or anti-friction sacs, resulting in flat feet. While having flat feet is usually painless, if your feet are not in line with your knees, it can cause your ankles to hurt or swell.

Fortunately, our Knoxville, TN physical therapy clinic has helped rehabilitate many ankle injuries. Let us help you too!

Strained Ankle

Sprains and strains are both common ankle injuries, and they’re often mistaken for one another! A ligament is strained or torn in a sprain, but a muscle or tendon is overstretched in a strain. Both of these ankle injuries should be checked by a doctor to verify that there is no long-term damage.

Achilles tendinitis

A sudden strain on the Achilles tendon can result in tiny tears and inflammation at the back of your ankle. Your Achilles tendon must heal with rest; otherwise, scar tissue may form, which only surgery can remedy.


Lupus is an autoimmune disease that can affect any part of your body, including your ankles.

Fractured Ankle

Ankle pain will occur if you break one of the three bones in your ankle (tibia, fibula, or talus). Ankle fractures may require weeks of rest to ensure proper healing.

Physical therapy can provide ankle pain relief

If you or a loved one is suffering from ankle pain that is making it difficult to function, Forward Physical Therapy can help! Our Knoxville, TN physical therapist will perform a thorough assessment during your initial visit to establish the source of your discomfort and then build a personalized treatment plan for your condition.

The majority of our ankle pain relief plans include specialized hands-on physical therapy techniques, exercises, and stretches to restore joint mobility, improve balance, and strengthen the ankle muscles.

We will do everything possible to relieve your pain and improve your strength and circulation so that you can resume your normal routine.

We will also re-evaluate your treatment plan over time and may recommend lifestyle changes or orthotics to prevent future injury or problems.

Request an appointment in Knoxville, TN today for ankle pain relief!

You don’t have to live your life with ankle discomfort. You have the right to move freely and pain-free! Our physical therapy clinic in Knoxville, TN will assist you in regaining ankle mobility, comfort, and overall function while also reducing uncomfortable restrictions.

You should contact Forward Physical Therapy as soon as possible to schedule an appointment. Get started on your road to recovery right now!

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!