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Been to 3 PT sessions so far, and I can already tell a substantial difference. I'm finally walking around well without my brace. The only downside to PT is the excersizes I do there make my calf muscles horribly sore. But that's ok because my ankle is getting better.
First session was pretty danged scary because I was still wearing my brace and hadn't done much of anything with my injured foot other than walking. The therapist manipulated the heck out of it which was really scary - I kept imagining him twisting it just enough in just the wrong way - I guess it's a trust thing. It's not so bad now because I'm pretty sure he knows what he's doing.
Doing something frightening for the first time (or the first time after a long time) usually leads to increased confidence, and this is definitely the case for me. PT has increased my confidence considerably. PT also allows me to see where I need to improve - I can tell I still have a ways to go. But, thank goodness that I know longer feel so weak walking around on my (previously) gimpy foot.
If you've recently had a serious ankle sprain, I seriously recommend speaking with your doctor about getting Physical Therapy. It's worth any hassle.