When treating ankle bone spurs, use the back of a chair to stretch your muscles. Relieve pain from ankle bone spurs by rolling a frozen water bottle back and forth on the bottom of your foot with help from a physical therapist in this free video on physical therapy treatments.
Hi, I'm Tricia Trinque, and I'm a physical therapist for Seabreeze Physical Therapy. And today we're going to be talking about how to take care of ankle bone spurs. The materials that you'll be needing today be the back of a chair, and also a frozen water bottle. Today, we're going to have Michelle stretching her calves to help with a ankle bone, spur. First, she's going to be leaning on a chair for support. Her front knee is going to be bent. The ankle that we'll be stretching is the back leg, with the knee straight, and the heel in contact with the floor. Michelle will be leaning into the forward knee, bending slightly more, so that she feels a very nice comfortable stretch along the calf muscle. This is allowing a stretch for the ankle bone, spur, and she's going to hold that for twenty to thirty seconds and repeat that two to three times. Now, what we often find with and ankle bone spur, is that there is some pain in the bottom of the feet. So, in order to relieve that pain, at the end of the day or throughout the day, you can take a water bottle, freeze it and then roll it back and forth on the bottom of your foot. And this helps to relieve some of the pain and discomfort that you might find. Roll back and forth along the of the foot, put a little pressure to get some relief from the ice on the foot and sort of stretching that foot out as you go, raising you toes up on the end. There you go, and then coming back, and getting that nice cold sensation to relieve some of the pain and discomfort that you might experience with an ankle bone spur. Again, I'm Tricia Trinque from Seabreeze Physical Therapy. And today, we've talked about helping with an ankle bone spur by doing calf stretches as well as utilizing ice to relieve some of the pain and discomfort that you might experience. If you have additional pain or discomfort, please contact your physician or physical therapist for further evaluation.
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