Ankle pain can be caused by something as minor as an ill-fitting shoe or as major as an injury. Many kinds of ankle pain originate on the outer, or lateral, side of the ankle. People with ankle pain often complain about difficulty walking or participating in sports. Some types of ankle pain are constant and dull and can be accompanied by imbalance, swelling, stiffness, or tenderness. More serious types of ankle pain can be caused by a sprain, which happens when the ligaments between the bones are stretched or torn.
Ankle injuries are quite common and can re occur frequently when not treated properly. Along with the ankle being affected, after an ankle injury you may also develop other issues like knee, foot and back pain. What many people don’t realize is that chiropractic care can be very beneficial to help not only your ankle but any other issues that arise due to the ankle injury.
Ankle sprains are common among athletes who participate in sports involving a lot of jumping and running such as basketball, volleyball, football, and soccer. For example, a basketball player jumping up for a rebound may land awkwardly on an opponent’s foot, twisting the ankle inward (inversion sprain). The injured basketball player may have heard a popping or cracking noise during the fall. Typically the ankle swells, and depending on the severity of the injury, crutches may be necessary.
Other sources of ankle pain include:
A torn or inflamed tendon
Arthritis of the ankle joint
Synovium, which is inflammation of the joint lining
Scar-tissue formation in an ankle joint following a sprain; the scar tissue fills up the space in the joint, putting pressure on the ligaments
How We Can Help
Augusta GA Chiropractors Georgia Clinic of Chiropractic have great success in treating a range of conditions that lead to ankle pain. Much will depend on the severity of the injury, how quickly the injury is attended to, and the results of the examination. The treatment you do receive will generally focus on relieving pain and swelling (if any), as well as restoring full range of motion and strengthening the joint to help prevent a recurrence of the injury. With our condition-specific chiropractic treatments as well as our cold laser treatments, we can customize treatments that best fit your specific injury.
Augusta GA Chiropractors Georgia Clinic of Chiropractic provides customized chiropractic care to the Augusta, Martinez, and Evans GA communities. Visit our main website at www.georgia-clinic.com for customized chiropractic in Augusta GA.
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