The complex construction that makes your ankles so functional is also what makes them more prone to injury. Ankle pain is most common in athletes and active young men. It’s also often seen in women over the age of 30. Ankle pain is one of the many problems that we specialize in treating at BodyPro Chiropractic & Sports Medicine. Chiropractic care is a highly effective method of treatment for ankle pain, as the goal is to get to the root cause of the problem and curate a custom treatment plan tailored to the specific injury. Because every patient is different, this means that so is their condition. Therefore, we create specific treatment plans for every patient that comes in with ankle pain because no two cases are alike.
Once our team determines the cause of the injury, we are able to determine the best approach to treating the injury. Chiropractic treatment is the best alternative to surgery, pain medication, and other risky methods of treatment. We take pride in providing our patients with the best treatment possible to ensure long-lasting results. If you suffer from ankle pain, don’t just deal with it. Our team can help you from start to finish. Call today to schedule a consultation with an ankle pain specialist in Los Angeles!
How Can a Chiropractor Help Me With Ankle Pain?
Chiropractic care for ankle pain is a highly effective treatment that not only aims to relieve pain, but strengthens and increases the mobility and flexibility of the ankle. This is done by getting adjustments on a consistent basis, which facilitates blood flow, speeds up healing, and reduces the chances of re-injury. In addition to the adjustments done at the office, your chiropractor will provide you with diet and lifestyle advice, which will also play a huge role in your recovery and the longevity of your results.
Chiropractic treatment is not only highly effective, but it is also a non-invasive, natural approach that promotes healing and strength. If you are interested in learning more about chiropractic treatment for ankle pain, contact us today!
What Causes Ankle Pain?
Ankle pain is most often caused by a sprain, which is usually the result of an ankle twisting inward, causing small tears in the ligaments. Sprained ankles are tender and can’t bear too much weight. Other causes of ankle pain include:
- Damaged or inflamed tendons or cartilage
- Bone fractures
- Infection in the joint
- Various types of arthritis such as osteoarthritis
- Heel pain or injury
- Achilles tendonitis overuse of the calf muscle
Nerve injuries, including sciatica, can also cause pain that radiates all the way down to your ankle.
Are There Other Symptoms to Watch Out For?
In addition to the pain they cause, ankle injuries may show signs of swelling, inflammation, bruising, and redness. Because even slight ankle pain or discomfort can make it hard to walk, it’s important to stay off your feet so you don’t exacerbate the problem. Anytime you have moderate to severe ankle pain, seek medical care as soon as possible.
What’s Treatment Like?
Although ankle pain treatment depends on the root cause, it usually involves resting your ankle for several days and keeping weight off it. You may need to use pillows to keep your foot elevated above the level of your heart when you’re sitting and sleeping, and ice your ankle intermittently for the first few days. Even after the inflammation and pain begin to improve, you may still need to keep weight of your ankle for a while longer. Once your ankle has healed and the pain is mostly gone, it’s time to focus on full recovery. Injury leaves your ankle weaker and less stable than it was before, so rehabilitative exercises that will strengthen your ankle and improve your balance and agility are a must. Dr. Noor can design a rehabilitation program that will get you back on your feet and keep you there.
Contact Us Today To Schedule an Appointment
If you suffer from ankle pain that persists, it is important to seek help from a Los Angeles ankle pain specialist. At BodyPro Chiropractic & Sports Medicine, our team is ready to help you get to where you need to be so you are able to perform daily activities without any hindrances, such as ankle pain. Feel free to contact our team today to schedule an appointment with an experienced ankle pain specialist in Los Angeles!