What are Ankle Sprains?
Your ankle is a dynamic joint, supporting the entire weight of your body and propelling you forward when you walk. It’s comprised of a dense network of ligaments, which connect the bones of your leg and foot with the muscles that move them. This high tension role requires ligaments to be very tough and flexible.
Ankle sprains are common sports injuries. They tend to strike when an athlete’s foot stays locked in position while he turns or his momentum carries him forward. Ankle sprains can happen in day-to-day life as well. Uneven surfaces, like an old sidewalk or a hole in the yard can catch you off guard. When this happens, the ligaments of the ankle stretch too far and develop a small tear.
Once sprained, your ankle may be difficult to move or support any weight. During your examination, the doctor may perform additional tests to rule out a broken bone.
Read more information about strains and sprains.
Recognizing the Symptoms of a Sprained Ankle
Take note if you are experiencing the following symptoms:
- Acute pain at time of injury
- Inability to stand or put pressure on foot
- Pain and difficulty rotating ankle
- Swelling or bruising
Mild ankle sprains can heal over a period of a few weeks. Mobility problems and joint restriction can be addressed by your Chiropractor and may require stretches and exercise to help regain flexibility and strength.
If you are experiencing these symptoms, we recommend you come in for a consultation. Make an appointment online anytime.
We are here to help
Our mission is to provide a timely and sustainable recovery. We practice a wide range of evidence-based techniques to aid in your recovery, customized for each patient.
Chiropractic Manipulative Treatment to help restore your ankle’s full range of motion.
Therapy modalities such as cold laser or electric stimulation to minimize muscle tightness, pain, and swelling.
Neuromuscular Massage Therapy to improve circulation and reduce pain.
Therapeutic stretching to increase your flexibility.
Irondequoit Chiropractic Center is proud to have serves the Rochester community for more than 20 years. You can schedule an appointment anytime by contacting our office.