Is Chiropractic Treatment Effective Against Ankle Pain?

Chiropractic Mesa, AZ

Chiropractic treatment is heavily based on the rectification of the alignment in the spinal cord of the musculoskeletal system. Anywhere in the body, where two bones form a joint, there is a possibility of misalignment and need for adjustment. Although normally focused on the spine, Chiropractic treatment also has beneficial effects on other parts of the body.

The ankles are one of such benefactors.

These are an important part of our body. Thus, when the ankles don’t function normally, it affects the entire body. Pain is normally felt of either side of the leg and sometimes even under the feet. The sore from this can lead to a loss of mobility. It may also initiate back and hip pains.

Ankle sprains, if not treated, may even result in premature arthritis.

General treatment is usually done like the following.

Mostly an ankle sprain does not directly result in a bone fracture, however, it will overstretch and sometimes may even tear some of the supportive ligaments. Typically treatment is put on hold, so that, the pain and swelling can subside. This is generally for a few weeks. Patients may even get crutches or boots to immobilize the affected joint and take some of the pressure off of it. Anti-inflammatory drugs and painkillers are often prescribed. Eventually, the patient goes into physical therapy for some motion-rehabilitation.

Now, just because there is no pain it does not necessarily mean one is fine. A patient with a history of untreated ankle sprain will have biomechanical problems. Moreover, one might even have to suffer from limited mobility in the ankle joints, and a generous level of chronic pain.

So, how does Chiropractic Care fit in against ankle pain?

A chiropractor begins through the assessment of a patient’s source of pain and thus determine its cause. Usually MRI, CT scan, X-Rays, etc. are relied upon for this.

Initially, the area of an ankle injury is inflamed and tender. Thus patients are encouraged to follow the R.I.C.E (rest, ice, compression, and elevation). As it heals, the inflammation subsides and becomes more stable, meaning that chiropractic adjustments can now be implemented.

Chiropractic care of ankles helps reduce pain negating the need for prescription medication. This cuts the risk of the associated side effects from such medications. This alone should be a great draw for most patients.

Regular chiropractic adjustments can help strengthen the ankle and increase its stability while increasing mobility and flexibility. Often nerves and soft tissue can become damaged. Moreover, chiropractic adjustments when done on a regular basis facilitates the blood flow, which in turn speeds healing and reduces the chance of future injury.  It is to be noted that, this treatment is non-invasive and a natural approach to healing allowing one’s body to heal naturally.

Thus, in conclusion, care for chiropractic Mesa, AZ relies on is indeed a very effective method in tending towards ankle pain.

Contact LifeCare Chiropractic for their insight into chiropractic treatment and ankle pain.

James Bogash

For more than a decade, Dr. Bogash has stayed current with the medical literature as it relates to physiology, disease prevention and disease management. He uses his knowledge to educate patients, the community and cyberspace on the best way to avoid and / or manage chronic diseases using lifestyle and targeted supplementation.