Ankle Pain

“How To End Ankle Pain And Stiffness Without Painkillers, Risking Surgery Or Having To Wait To See The Doctor”

If you have chronic pain in your ankle, heels, or the bottom of your feet, it follows you everywhere you go – having a negative effect on your life, from stopping you from playing sports or going to the gym to preventing you from spending quality time with friends and family because your feet and ankles hurt all the time and you must stay home.

But what exactly is going on with your feet and ankles?

What’s causing your pain?

As physical therapists with a particular interest in the feet and ankles, we can examine your feet, listen to your symptoms, and quickly determine the cause of your foot problems based on where you feel the pain and what does and does not exacerbate your symptoms.

For example, if you get intense pain in the heels of your foot first thing in the morning, you may have a condition called plantar fasciitis. If your pain is further up and around the back of your ankle, you might have an issue with your Achilles tendon, especially if you’re a runner.

But even if your foot and ankle pain is mild, don’t ignore it because doing so can lead to permanent disability if you continue to walk or, worse, still run on an injured ankle. It isn’t worth the risk. So, if you have pain and swelling around the feet and ankles, that just won’t seem to go away. So, please, book a consultation with one of our physical therapists

That’s the bad news, but the good news is that we successfully treat patients with ankle and stiffness daily at Apex Orthopedic Rehabilitation. It's one of the most common pain issues we treat.




Hopefully, you haven’t been in pain every day for 6+ months. But many of the patients we see have waited that long, sometimes even longer. Mistakenly believing that everyone gets ankle pain – especially above a certain age. But this is a misconception. Your ankle should move freely without pain or stiffness, regardless of age, and something is wrong if it doesn't. You need a physical therapist ASAP before things get even worse.

Have you had ankle pain for over 7 days?

If your ankle pain has been hanging around for more than a week. You've probably seen a doctor who told you to take anti-inflammatory medication, "take it easy," and come back and see them if the pain doesn't improve. Sadly, for most people, the pain doesn't improve. They waste hours returning back and forward to the doctor’s office only to be given more lousy advice.

If You’ve Been Putting Up With Ankle Pain For A While, Don’t Feel Bad. Many Of Our Patients Tell Us That They:

  • “Thought the pain would go away on its own” (it didn’t)
  • “Went to their doctor who told them it was probably arthritis."
  • "Thought exercising more would help, but things got even worse."
  • "Saw a specialist who told them that surgery could be an option, but their pain wasn't bad enough yet."
  • "Stayed home to rest, on the doctor's advice, but the pain is still there, and their back feels even stiffer than before."

Does that sound like you?

If it does, make this the last day you put up with ankle pain.

Let us help you.

We invite you to start with a complimentary telephone consultation with one of your ankle pain experts to discuss your issues and learn how we can help you. Just click below to request your call. We'll get back to you with the available dates and times.

“What Can I Do to Get Rid of Ankle Pain NOW?”...

It will not get better overnight if you've had ankle pain and stiffness for a long time. But you can improve your symptoms with the following tips:

  • Make sure you keep your body well hydrated. Everything feels better when you’re not dehydrated – from pain and stiffness to your mood and mobility. Drinking water won’t fix your ankle pain, but it’ll most definitely make you more comfortable.
  • Try heat therapy using a heat pad or an ice pack on the part of your ankle that hurts. Don't worry too much about which one to use. It's mostly personal preference and the one that makes you feel most comfortable and reduces the pain.
  • Just movethis is the Apex Orthopedic Rehabilitation mantra. For a good reason, too, because movement gets blood and oxygen flowing around your body to lower inflammation and reduce pain and stiffness. Try not to sit down for more than 20 minutes without getting up to move around and stretch your body.
  • Get expert Physical TherapyBy far, the best way to get rid of ankle pain quickly is to consult with a physical therapist. We quickly find and treat the source of your back pain and stiffness and teach you how to prevent it from returning.

If you want to find out how the physical therapy team at Apex Orthopedic Rehabilitation can help you get rid of ankle pain and stiffness – so it never returns. Then, we urge you to book a free Discovery Visit at our Wyckoff, NJ clinic to start the process.

“How Can Apex Orthopedic Rehabilitation Help You Get Rid of Ankle Pain - In The Next Few Days?”

  • We quickly find the source of your pain and explain precisely what is going inside your body and why – often within 20 minutes.
  • We teach you how to set your life up to prevent ankle issues in the future – with daily stretching and strengthening exercises.
  • We examine your posture and fix any issues with your body's alignment and sitting, standing, and walking posture.
  • We help you get to a point where you can start protecting your long-term health by chucking the painkillers in the trash.
  • In almost ALL cases, we keep you OFF the surgeon’s table.
  • But best of all – we help you get your life back, so you start going what you love again without the burden of ankle pain.

To find out what it costs and our availability at the clinic in Wyckoff, NJ, just click the link and complete the short form.

“Hear From Happy Patients of The Apex Orthopedic Rehabilitation”

Please enjoy watching stories of other people with ankle pain just like you who came to see the physical therapy team at Apex Orthopedic Rehabilitation - and left much healthier and happier:



60's Ridgewood, NJ

"I was in a pedestrian accident back eight in April and broke my leg. Immediately I liked the vibe of the place. The atmosphere is very welcoming. My goal was to make sure I was going to walk those Sandy beaches in Myrtle beach in August. And I am really happy to say that my vacation was awesome."




"Tom was highly recommended by my orthopedists when I tore my Achilles tendon, uh, twice and I needed surgery. I came in here with crutches, a boot, barely able to walk. Tom has done miracles, miracles. This place is amazing. You get here and you want to come back and you will feel better."



17 Wyckoff, NJ 

"I came to Tom because I had some ankle pain. I'm a dancer, so every day I put a lot of stress and pressure and strain on my body, and on my feet. I came to Tom and got exercises to do, which weren't even that hard, didn’t take up that much time. I could see an improvement very quickly with my strength."