Ankle sprains are a common injury sustained with a sudden jolt or twist to the ankle, overstretching or tearing ligaments results in pain and swelling of the ankle.
Signs of a sprained ankle:
Following Ankle injury:
Exercises following sprained ankle: (take a look at our website for ankle exercises)
Try doing these exercises little and often- every hour and building from 10 repetitions initially to 15-20 repetitions.
Our experienced clinicians at Lakeside Chiropractic can assist you at the point of injury as well as help prevent the recurrence of your ankle sprain. A variety of modalities are incorporated in treatment including, adjusting, mobilisations, dry needling, cold laser therapy, strapping, a personalized strengthening guide and orthotics if required. Recurrent ankle sprains can lead to osteoporosis in the ankle which is why it is important to treat the issue at early stages. Chiropractic treatment can also help decrease chances of another issue emerging such as back pain, as a weak ankle can alter your normal gait, therefor causing other abnormalities in the body’s movement.
If you are experiencing ankle weakness, had an ankle sprain or have a recurrence of ankle sprains, come down to Lakeside Chiropractic and we can help you! Don’t leave what you think may be a small injury as it can develop into a chronic condition, affecting you back, knees and other parts of your body.
Lakeside Chiropractic is central to the northern suburbs of Perth. We are located opposite Lakeside Shopping Centre in Joondalup, local to Currambine, Connolly, Edgewater, Iluka, Ocean Reef, Tapping, Kinross, Clarkson. You can contact us on 9300 0095 or book online at www.lakesidechiro.com.au.