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Conservative Foot & Ankle Treatments

Your orthopedic surgeon may decide to treat your ankle discomfort non-operatively. There are many options including medications, such as anti-inflammatory medications like Aleve (Naproxen Sodium), or Advil (Ibuprofen)

You may also utilize icing techniques and exercises. There is the option of trying the exercises on your own. Here is a list of several exercises that can be explained in further detail. Please speak with your provider prior to beginning any of these exercises.  Note: These exercises are not designed to substitute for a post operative therapy protocol. If you are having surgery, make sure you clarify your surgery protocol with your surgeon.


Ankle Exercises


For a PDF handout of recommended exercises:

Ankle Exercises

Foot Exercises


Click here to go to the Foot and Ankle Condition Program designed by American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.


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