About ActiveCare PT:


  • Our therapists are licensed in New York State and active members in the American Physical Therapy Association. We have advanced training in joint mobilization and myofascial release techniques.
  • We are dedicated practitioners with a passion for the profession and a comprehensive, holistic approach to treatment and healing. We treat each patient as an individual and treat the whole person, with a plan of care designed to meet the patient’s set goals for health, functionality and a return to work, tasks and activities. We network with a team of physicians, chiropractors, acupuncturists and massage therapists in order to provide guidance to other modalities that may be effective in the patients’ care.
  • Physical Therapist and owner Karena Wu is a graduate of the Program in Physical Therapy at Columbia University and is affiliated with several healthcare organizations in New York City. She is certified as a Strength and Conditioning Specialist, Kinesio Taping Practitioner and Pilates Instructor, and uses SpiderTech Taping.
  • ActiveCare is primarily an out-of-network facility. We accept all insurance with out-of-network benefits and file for most major insurance plans. We work with all prospective patients to create workable payment plans regardless of insurance coverage.
  • ActiveCare accepts Medicare, No-Fault and Workers’ Compensation patients depending on schedule availability.
  • ActiveCare’s administrators provide seamless and efficient concierge-style client service to all of our patients. And the whole ActiveCare team makes sure your time with us is a beneficial, productive and enjoyable experience.

Physical Therapy for Ankle Pain

Ankle Pain

Unfortunately, the ankle is one of the most commonly injured areas of the body. Because the ankles carry your entire weight during the majority of physical activity, it is very vulnerable to injury and thus pain. Even something as simple as stepping down with the ankle bent incorrectly can cause muscular damage and result in pain. Physical Therapy for Ankle Pain NYC PO1.jpg

The ankle houses a large number of ligaments, tendons, and muscles all working together to move the joint during motion. Individually these pieces can be injured easily, leaving you with a constant source of pain and limited use of your ankle. Physical therapy (PT) seeks to provide pain relief for your ankle while working to return full functionality to have you back on your feet in no time.

Causes of Ankle Pain

One of the most general causes of ankle pain is a sprain in the ankle, which is one of the more common injuries suffered by those who lead active lives. Sprained ankles result from an overstretching of the ligament, creating either a complete or partial tear in the ligament. The severity of the sprain is directly linked to the size of this tear. Ankle sprains can cause a large amount of pain and will inhibit your ability to use your ankle. Physical Therapy for Ankle Pain NYC PO2.jpg

Other conditions that may cause you to feel pain in the ankle may include:

· Arthritic inflammation

· A stress related fracture

· Achilles tendonitis

· Pain that results from a complication in the foot

Physical Therapy for Ankle Pain

Treating Ankle Pain

Our physical therapists are well versed in the treatment of ankle pain and will be able to provide you pain relief while helping restore functionality to your ankle. Treatments used will be based on the origin of your pain, and may include rehabilitation, medication, stretching exercises, and strength training to better prevent a future injury. One of the best things you can do for your ankle prior to Physical Therapy for Ankle Pain NYC PO3our treatment is to keep weight off of it as much as possible in order to let the muscles rest.

If you are experiencing ankle pain, contacting our physical therapists is the first proactive step towards alleviating current symptoms and future complications.Physical Therapy for Ankle Pain NYC PO4

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