An ankle sprain occurs when ligaments that help give support and stability to the ankle joint get stretched to the point of injury. The most common mechanism of an ankle sprain is when the foot gets forcefully turned in (inversion), and damages the structures on the outside part of the foot. When the foot gets forcefully turned out (eversion), this can damage the structures on the inner part of the foot. This form of an ankle sprain is less common. Depending on the severity of the injury, the amount of damage to the foot and supporting structures can vary.
Common symptoms of an ankle sprain are sharp pain located near the damaged structures of the ankle, pain when moving the foot (walking), swelling around the ankle, and bruising around the ankle.
The Chiropractors at Mountainview Chiropractic Center will assess the ankle as well as the surrounding structures to determine the appropriate treatment protocol for the patient.
The practitioners treat ankle sprains by:
- Chiropractic adjustments to restore normal joint motion
- Myofascial release to release adhesions in damaged tissue and take stress off the injury
- Rehabilitation exercises to provide stability to the ankle joint
- Discussing the possibility of x-rays to examine for a fracture
- Discussing the importance of protecting, rest, ice, compression, and elevation to aid in the healing process
We have a history of treating patients with foot and ankle pain very effectively!
We would love to help you reduce your foot and ankle pain!