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Sprained ankles are among the injuries suffered most frequently, especially for those who play sports. The ankle is also the area of the body that is most likely to be re-injured after suffering an injury.
The most common type of ankle sprain is an inversion or inward rolling of the ankle beneath the weight of the rest of the body. This causes the ligaments on the outside of the ankle to become damaged. Ankle pain can manifest on any portion of the ankle joint but most often presents on the outside of the ankle due to damaged ligaments.
In addition to pain, bruising and swelling can occur due to an ankle injury. Ankle sprains are generally rated as 1, 2 or 3 based on their severity. This assessment is made by a chiropractor or other health professional. The ratings apply to the degree of ligament damage the ankle has suffered.
The causes of most ankle injuries are related to a sudden rolling or twisting action. This can be the result of contact with an object or sports competitor, or a non-contact situation involving stopping, turning or pivoting too abruptly. This impact causes damage to both the ligaments and tendons. Poor or improper footwear for the activity being undertaken can also play a role in ankle injuries.
Relief for ankle pain starts with icing the injury, resting it as much as possible and also elevating it. However, chiropractic care can assist with expediting the healing process. Taping, wrapping and/or bracing the injured ankle assists with supporting it as it heals and also helps prevent further injury.
In many cases, ankle injuries cause a misalignment in the structures of the foot and ankle. When a misalignment occurs, this can dramatically slow down the healing process and cause continued pain and discomfort.
A chiropractic adjustment can assist in shifting the bones, ligaments, and tendons of the ankle so that they can function in greater harmony. This can help to expedite healing while also reducing ankle pain.
In addition to chiropractic manipulation and adjustment, a program of special exercises can assist with gradually rebuilding ankle strength and flexibility as it heals. Again, an injured ankle is much more prone to re-injury in the future. Your Oviedo chiropractor will guide you in the best course of treatment so that your ankle heals fully and is strengthened at a deep level
Oviedo chiropractor Synergy Oviedo Chiropractic Clinic is your source for expert ankle injury diagnosis, treatment and pain relief. We favor a holistic approach and will help get you out of pain and on the road to healing with safe, effective and non-invasive chiropractic interventions.
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