Chiropractic and Ankle Pain

Ankle injuries are a common and costly occurrence in the United States. In fact, statists show that about 2 million minor ankle sprains happen every year. Treatment for these sprains ranges from $300 to nearly $1,000. What’s more, if not treated properly, ankle sprains can lead to immobility and accelerated arthritis.

Whether it’s twisted, sprained, strained, broken or just plain hurts, our ankles can be an agonizing source of pain that makes everyday actives, including walking, burdensome. The good news is that when you seek chiropractic care for injured ankles, it can help reduce pain without the need for prescription medication.

Types of ankle injury

The most common ankle injuries are:

  • Sprains
    When the ankle rolls outward, the movement damages the ligaments that are on the outside of the ankle. This is a common sports injury. The bad news is that once you sprain your ankle once, it’s likely to happen again. Up to half of the people who have sprained an ankle will sprain it again.
  • Strains
    Two tendons in the ankle are frequently strained, typically caused by overstretching from trauma or overuse.
  • Fractures
    A fracture occurs when one or more of the ankle’s three bones are injured. Fractured ankles may also involve damaged ligaments and require surgery.

How can a chiropractor help treat ankle pain?

Seeking care from a chiropractor is a very effective method to treat ankle pain.

  • Adjustment
    Chiropractic adjustment is a safe and highly effective method to speed up recovery after being injured. The bones in our feet typically shift out of their normal alignment during an ankle sprain. This is a fact that most other medical professionals will not take into consideration when diagnosing and treating ankle pain. The chiropractic team at Crosby Chiropractic will work with the alignment of your injured ankle to adjust it, restore it, lessen your pain, and have you getting back to your daily activities.
  • Strengthening exercises
    Our team uses a variety of exercises to improve the strength and mobility of the injured ankle.

When you visit our experienced team of St. Peters chiropractors for ankle pain, you can expect the following:

  • The chiropractor will assess your source of pain and determine what exactly is causing it. The chiropractor may use an x-ray, MRI, or CT scan to diagnose the injury and determine the best course of treatment.
  • Shortly after the injury is sustained, the ankle will be inflamed and tender. During these early days of the injury, you must follow the RICE method (Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation). As time passes and the ankle heals, it will become less inflamed and more stable. When that happens, you can start receiving chiropractic adjustments on your ankle.

Benefits of chiropractic care for ankle pain

Chiropractic care is an extremely effective therapy to treat ankle pain and injuries. It is non-invasive and a natural approach to healing that allows the body to heal itself. Here are some of the other benefits associated with chiropractic care and ankle pain:

  • Regular chiropractic adjustments will help the ankle regain its strength and stability.
  • Adjustments will increase the ankle’s mobility and flexibility.
  • During many ankle injuries, the nerves and soft tissue are damaged. Regular chiropractic adjustments can help facilitate blood flow to speed healing and reduce the change of re-injuring the ankle.
  • Our team of St.Peters chiropractors uses a whole-body approach. We will recommend diet and lifestyle changes so that you can live your best, healthiest life with minimal pain and interruptions from pain.

If you want to learn more about how our chiropractors can work with you to treat your ankle pain, contact us today at 636-928-5588 Our team of experienced St. Peters MO chiropractors uses a unique blend of the best chiropractic, acupuncture, laser, massage, wellness, and nutrition-related services to offer various solutions to enhance your health.


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