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    Posted: May 15 2018 at 12:06pm
I am working with a 13 year old girl who has sprained her ankle many times. She is no longer in the acute phase. When she does her ankle strengthening and balance exercises she complains of pain. She has followed up with the orthopedist but the orthopedist said everything anatomically is normal. Passive and active range of motion is pain free. Muscle testing also does not produce pain. Balancing on one foot is what produces the most pain. Should I tell her to push through the pain? Thank you
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Have you checked the joint mobility at the superior and inferior tibfib joint? I often find a dysfunction here as a result of an inversion ankle sprain. Mobilizing the joint(s) at both ends can often allow for more normal arthrokinematics at the tibfib joint and alleviation or reduction of pain. If your patient is experiencing that much pain I wouldn't have her push through it as you likely will most likely just further irritate the joint or ligament(s). Does she continue to have tenderness at ATFL upon palpation and is that the area where she continues to have the pain?
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