Recurrent ankle sprains – in a nutshell
Ankles are especially prone to injury. They’re relatively delicate, yet bear a significant amount of our body weight. When sprains occur, they cause pain, reduce day-to-day function – and they have a frustrating tendency to recur. Most recurring ankle sprains are related to poor movement sensing (proprioception) and disruption of the muscles in the leg, which help control the ankle.
How AposTherapy® can help
AposTherapy® is designed to address, not only the symptoms of recurrent ankle sprains, but also the causes behind them. The treatment works by reducing and redistributing the load on the affected area of the ankle while improving function and mobility.
Using a foot-worn device for about one hour a day, AposTherapy® introduces “controlled micro-instability” – an innovative way to re-educate your muscles to self-correct your body’s alignment. The device can reduce pain in the affected joint, and prevent future sprains from occurring. Studies show that patients suffering from recurrent ankle sprains, who tried AposTherapy®, experienced pain relief and functional improvement.
Something uniquely special about AposTherapy® is that it fits effortlessly into your everyday life. The device can be worn during your normal activities at home or at work. It’s non-invasive, medicine-free, and easy to comply with.
Is AposTherapy® right for me?
Generally, AposTherapy® is not suitable for individuals who:
- Have unexplained recurrent falls
- Experience balance problems (that require using a walking aid indoors)
- Suffer from especially severe osteoporosis
Otherwise, if you have ankle pain and you want to enjoy walking again, then you are likely to be a good candidate for AposTherapy®.
Contact us to get started.