An ankle sprain is a common condition as to why patients visit our Sydney Sports Chiropractor at Advanced Sports Chiropractic.
An ankle sprain of the ligaments may have varying degrees of severity, which can include inflammation, tearing, or the complete rupture of the ligaments or tendons. Depending on the severity, ankle sprain treatment may require rehabilitation or even surgery.
Ankle Sprain Treatment
Ankle sprain treatment requires an accurate diagnosis of the injury, as it is not always straight forward in determining the cause of the problem. Initially, our Sydney Chiropractor will assess the ankle joint, calf muscles, and the achillies tendon, amongst other areas.
Our Sports Chiropractor uses several methods for patients requiring an ankle sprain treatment, which are vital to the healing process and reduce the likelihood of recurrence.
Ankle Sprain Treatment may comprise –
- soft tissue massage and friction therapy
- anti-inflammatory advice
- stretches and joint mobilization
- ice or heat treatment
- exercises to improve strength, flexibility or balance
- advice on suitable exercise
- bio-mechanical correction
- prescription of custom orthotics and footwear advice
- creation of a return to activity plan
- technique correction
Early treatment is essential.
Causes of an Ankle Sprain
The most common cause of an ankle sprain is due to a twisting movement, especially during sporting activities. Without proper rehabilitation, patients may suffer recurrent sprains and instability. A regular exercise program focusing on lower leg strengthening can be helpful. Strength and balance training of the ankle and calf muscles is paramount for prevention of future ankle injuries.
If ankle pain persists, there can be many other underlying causes such as innocuous fractures, arthritic conditions such as gout, nerve impingement syndromes or poor foot bio-mechanics resulting from flat or pronated feet.
Our Sydney Chiropractor at Advanced Sports Chiropractic can with help sports injuries such as a ligament tear, joint sprain, slipped disc, repetitive hamstring strains, ankle sprains, shoulder problems, or tennis elbow.
Sports Chiropractic is a great way to assist people to better performance as well as helping recovery from injuries, by assisting better spinal alignment, and allowing joints and muscles to function at their best.
At Advanced Sports Chiropractic, we not only look to provide ankle injury treatment to assist recovery at the site of ankle sprain, but to assess and correct the underlying causes that may have resulted in the injury. Therefore, we can achieve a more complete resolution of your injury and avoid recurrence.