Having pain in your ankle makes daily life more difficult and uncomfortable.
It limits mobility and activity choice as well as making choice of footwear difficult especially in noncasual situations where sneakers aren’t dress appropriate.
The ankle takes on a lot of pressure daily, encumbering the entire weight of our bodies as well as added pressure from walking, running, jumping, carrying heavy objects, taking the stairs, and much more. It is important that your body is in proper alignment and your ankles fully supported.
Chiropractic can help reduce ankle pain without prescribing medication which may come with unwanted side effects. Every year in the United States more than 25,000 people per year go to a physician for pain in the ankle. Studies have concluded that nearly 40% of sprains are not diagnosed or treated correctly. This misdiagnosis can lead to chronic pain and even disability later on in life.
The standard treatment for a sprained ankle is R.I.C.E. (Rest Ice Compression Elevation). A newer more widely accepted treatment protocol replaces “Rest” With Movement, making it M.I.C.E. The movement portion of the protocol should be done with a physical therapist.
Severe ankle injuries such as breaks and tears may require pain medication and anti-inflammatories. X-ray and MRI imaging may be used in the diagnosis.
Chiropractic has shown tremendous benefit in relieving ankle pain. Your Chiropractor will use the same methods for diagnosis as would your medical doctor. Once the exact cause is pinpointed a treatment can be recommended and started.
Chiropractic is non-invasive and very effective. It allows a natural approach to healing allowing the body to mend itself over time. Regular adjustments can help to strengthen the ankle increasing stability and even range of motion. It helps facilitate blood flow and circulation speeding healing and recovery. Diet and exercise change recommendations may be made if additional weight is being put on your ankles as well.
As normal motion is restored to the joint the inflammation will subside. As the inflammation dissipates so will the associated pain.
While chiropractic isn’t an instant fix, over the course of a few appointments you should notice a significant improvement in the state of your ankle as well as your overall wellbeing.
If you would like to find relief from pain call us today. 239-332-2555. Now serving Fort Myers, Florida, and all surrounding areas.
Chiropractor & Nutritionist in Fort Myers, FL.
Chiropractic care is a safe, alternative treatment when applied appropriately. Chiropractic treatments help in dealing with the symptoms of many conditions. Are you going to wait for your symptoms to be felt, or are you going to prevent them before they start?
Dr. Jason B. Kaster, a chiropractor, and nutritionist in Fort Myers can help you and your family achieve their optimal health.