Foot & Ankle Specialty Blog

How Can I Relieve Ankle Pain?

Posted by Sweeney Content Team on Feb 5, 2019 2:59:00 PM

Ankle pain is one of the most common complaints we treat here at Sweeney Foot & Ankle Specialists. From complex sprains to simple overuse, your ankles can suffer from one of dozens of different problems that all result in pain. Thankfully, all these causes tend to respond well to the same basic treatments too. In addition to resting the ankle and following any treatment plans we recommend, try these tips for relieving minor ankle pain on your own.

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Topics: Ankle Injuries

Ankle Sprains 101

Posted by Sweeney Content Team on Nov 29, 2017 3:30:27 PM

An ankle sprain is a common injury that can affect patients of any age. Below is some basic information about ankle sprains and how they can affect you. 

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Topics: Ankle Injuries

The Importance of Physical Therapy after an Injury

Posted by Sweeney Content Team on May 19, 2017 8:05:30 AM

We understand that, after an injury, our demand will want us to go out and seize the day. Truthfully, the recovery process does not end after the splint or brace is taken off. You must take into consideration how inactive your muscles and joints have been during this long healing process. Going to physical therapy will allow your affected limbs to be nursed back to health and trained to handle the real world once again. Advanced procedures like ultrasound or electrical stimulation may also be used to rapidly increase the rate of recovery.

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Topics: Ankle Injuries

Three Common Ankle Injuries

Posted by Sweeney Content Team on Jan 9, 2017 11:55:00 AM


Ankle injuries are some of the most common types of injuries out there. With all the muscles, tendons, ligaments and bones in your feet and ankles, there’s a lot down there at risk. Most people think that ankle injuries stem from playing sports or being active in s
ome way, but in reality all it takes is something as little as stepping the wrong way on uneven ground.

There are many different kinds of ankle injuries – all of which are defined by the kind of tissue that is damaged; Bone, ligament or tendon.

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Topics: Ankle Injuries

Did You Know?

The human foot has 28 bones, 33 joints, 107 ligaments, 19 muscles and numerous tendons that work together to keep you balanced and active. When there’s an injury or pain with any of them, it affects more than just your foot. Foot disorders can prevent you from performing your regular daily activities or enjoying the things you love.

75% of all Americans will experience foot problems at some point in their lifetime. This blog provides helpful information and resources regarding the most common foot problems. If you’d like more information about any of the topics, or to schedule an appointment with a foot and ankle specialist, contact us today.

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