Dealing with an ankle injury as a soccer player
With soccer being a contact sport, players are at high risk of injuries involving strains and sprains to the lower extremities. Ankle sprains are the most common injury soccer players suffer from. Why? The uneven surface, sharp turns while running, collisions with other players and landing from a jump all contribute to the high risk of an ankle sprain. Are you seeking Ankle Injury Treatment in Huntington, NY? Contact Island Sports Physical Therapy today!
If you have suffered an ankle injury as a soccer player and live near East Northport, Huntington, Nesconset, Glen Cove, Coram, or East Meadow, our physical therapists at Island Sports Physical Therapy can help you recover!
5 exercises you can do to strengthen your ankle and prevent injury:
- Ankle circles
- Ankle alphabet
- Calf raises
- Shin raises
- Single leg balance
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Our physical therapists in East Northport, Huntington, Nesconset, Glen Cove, Coram, and East Meadow appreciate the importance of wearing proper soccer shoes. Players often choose too narrow of shoes because a tight shoe makes them feel more in control of the ball. Unfortunately, this is a direct cause of players’ ankle injuries. At Island Sports Physical Therapy, we will measure your foot and give an expert recommendation on which size/style will be best for you.
When soccer players suffer from ankle injuries, the area will often swell and bruise at a fast rate. Icing the ankle will help to reduce inflammation and prevent further bruising. Treatments for ankle sprains due to soccer injuries often include the following:
- Use of crutches for the first few days after injury
- Taping the ankle
- Wearing a compression boot
- Wearing a soft cast
If the game you love has caused you to suffer a painful ankle sprain, give us a call at ISPT. In East Northport, Huntington, Nesconset, Glen Cove, Coram, and East Meadow, our physical therapists will help to heal your ankle and get you back in the game!