When you have an ankle injury, there is damage to the ligaments in the ankle joint. Without physical therapy, proper shoe wear, and proper ankle support, the ligaments can scar and not fully heal. Eventually, you can develop arthritis if treatment and therapy are not done to improve the ankle condition. This ligament damage does not require surgery but will require treatment for the ankle to become pain-free. Optimum Podiatry can help to improve your ankle pain and ligament damage through treatments tailored to your condition.