I sprained my ankle when I slipped off a step. I went to my doctor and was given a brace and anti-inflammatory and was told that it was a soft tissue injury that would take a few weeks to heal since my x-ray was negative. But months later, my ankle continued to swell if I turned the wrong way. I could not run or jump without sharp pain. I went back to my doctor and had an MRI, and they found aa slight tear in my ligament. Again I was told that it would heal in time. I was depressed because I could no longer exercise. I am only 27 and thought I was crippled for the rest of my life. My friend told me that her brother was treated for his work ankle injury through telePT, and his symptoms sounded similar to mine.
I downloaded the app and quickly set up my first visit. My clinician, Victoria, was very knowledgable. She found that I could not lift my foot up or inward, and I was unable to jump on my right foot because of pain. She had me move my ankle inward, and after aa few sets, my motion got better! I did the exercises at home 4 times a day as she requested. By my next visit, I had almost full motion. I was now able to jump on my right foot, but it was still painful. She progressed my home exercise, and by my third visit, I was back to running!
It has now been over a month, and I have not had any sharp pain, and I am back to rerunning 3 miles!
I just wanted to write and thank Victoria for giving me back my life!