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Get Answers to Your Questions About Foot and Ankle Care in Pennsylvania

When you have foot and ankle pain, you want answers to your concerns fast. Browse through our collection of answers to frequently asked questions. Our hope is that you will find the information you need to get relief for your foot and ankle pain in Pennsylvania.

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  • Can I strengthen my ankles on my own?

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    It is certainly possible to strengthen ankles on one’s own. Simple exercises can be performed on a daily basis that can build ankle strength over time, which can help prevent injuries and chronic instability through the future. Before starting any form of exercise regimen, however, we do recommend consulting with one of our experts here at Martin Foot & Ankle first to determine the best and safest route to benefit you. This is especially true if you have any current ankle problems or have had ankle injuries in the past. It is best not to risk starting out with certain moves that might place you at a higher risk of falling or injury before you are prepared for them.

    Contact us at one of our offices in Hanover, Lancaster, Lititz, or York by calling (717) 757-3537 or submitting a request through our website. From yoga poses to band stretches, our physical therapists can help guide you on the best path to better ankle health.


  • Why does my ankle give out when I walk?

    Ankle giving outAnkle instability often arises after someone sustains an injury to the ankle. Although an injury may feel healed, there may still be some permanent damage to the ligaments and/or nerves surrounding the joint. This may happen if the injury does not fully heal or if the area has not been properly rehabilitated. In other cases, it may happen regardless of best treatment and practices. When an ankle is more likely to give out, the chances of further injury increase, which can lead to further instability and pain down the line. If an ankle has not suffered from any injuries in the past, other neuromuscular conditions might be responsible.

    If you are suffering from ankle instability, there are ways to help support and strengthen the joint. Contact the experts at Martin Foot & Ankle by calling (717) 757-3537. Our four offices in Hanover, Lancaster, Lititz, and York are ready to help.