Ankle Pain: Chiropractic care can help you get back on your feet

By | August 2, 2019 | Chiropractic Care | Comments Off on Ankle Pain: Chiropractic care can help you get back on your feet
ankle pain and relief

When you think of chiropractic care do you only think of your spine? Although this is a true association, the bigger picture is that maintaining optimal spinal health can actually allow your entire body to heal itself. As chiropractors, our goal is to restore natural function to your entire neuro-musculoskeletal system. When it’s in tune you are able to lead a mobile, happy and healthy life.

Your body’s musculoskeletal system is comprised of bones and muscles which are joined together by connective tissues – like cartilage or ligaments. Your joints are the most vulnerable part of the entire system, with your ankles copping the brunt of your body’s pressure. Ankles are flexible and allow a wide range of movement. Therefore, they can be the number one spot to attract injury, pain or discomfort. Not only that, issues in your ankles can cause pain in other remote (and seemingly disconnected) parts of your body too. 

How to treat a general ankle sprain

If you accidentally twinge or slightly sprain your ankle, the best thing to do is to follow the R.I.C.E treatment plan:

  • Rest your leg
  • Ice the ankle
  • Add Compression
  • Elevate your leg

If you find that you are still experiencing a level of discomfort, seek advice from your chosen medical professional. In extreme cases, we might need to send you for an X-ray to ensure you haven’t dislocated or fractured your ankle.  Maybe add:

How Chiropractic Can Help

If your ankle is still feeling uncomfortable, get in touch with your chiropractor and head in for a comprehensive assessment. We will work with you to diagnose the cause of your pain and map out a plan for treatment. This includes strengthening the joint and increasing ankle stability long term. If your ankle is seriously damaged, we will refer you to specialist for further management and advice.

Learn more

At Sydney Spine and Sports Clinic, we put you first. We believe in offering chiropractic care that enables you to make informed and educated choices about your health. If you are suffering pain or injury and would like to talk to us about how we can help you get mobile and active again – get in touch right here.

Comments are closed.

Contact Us

Sydney Spine & Sports
City Clinic
Level 14, 23-25 Hunter Street,
Sydney

0449-542-872

Sydney Spine & Sports
Double Bay Sports Lab
Level 1 ,451 New South Head Rd Double Bay
NSW 2028

(02) 9328 1200

Sydney Spine & Sports
Alexandria Sports Lab
1/576 Botany Road,
Alexandria NSW 2015

(02) 8310 2828

Sydney Spine & Sports
Drummoyne Sports Lab
Suite 103, 169 Victoria Rd ,
Drummoyne NSW 2047.

(02) 9819 7800

Blog

Protect Your Back: How to Choose and Use a Pram Safely

Calling all expectant parents! Preparing for a new addition can such an exciting time. As you enjoy the ever-expanding belly complete with little kicks and jabs in pregnancy, use your “nesting” time...Read More

Get into golf: how to avoid injury whilst on the green with your mates

As spring warms into summer, your weekend social calendar can overload with lots of outdoor family and friend fun. Whether it’s backyard cricket, horsing around in the pool with the kids, or a round...Read More

 

Our Partners

©2017 Sydney Spine & Sports Clinic All Rights Reserved.