Ankle sprains

The most common sports injury seen in a chiropractic clinic.

A sprained ankle is an injury that occurs when you roll, twist or turn your ankle in an awkward way. This can stretch or inure the tough bands of tissue (ligaments) that help hold your ankle bones together. A sprained ankle occurs when the ligaments are forced beyond their normal range of motion. Swelling and bruising is common with this injury.

Often an x-ray or MRI is not needed unless the patient is unable to bare weight. Treatment is most effective if started within the first 72 hours of the injury to combat swelling. Chiropractic adjustments to the ankle will promote mobility and rehab exercises will restore stabilization that the ankle desperately needs.

Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis is one of the most common causes of heel or arch pain. It involves inflammation of a thick band of tissue that runs across the bottom of your foot and connects your heel bone to your toes (plantar fascia). Plantar fasciitis commonly causes stabbing pain that usually occurs with your first steps in the morning.

As you get up and move, the pain normally decreases, but it might return after long periods of standing or when you stand up after sitting. Poor footwear may be a cause of injury, but often it is due to a weakness in the foot. Stretching and strengthening exercises can reduce the time frame of recovery.

Achilles Tendonitis

The pain associated with Achilles tendinitis typically begins as a mild ache in the back of the leg or above the heel after running or other sports activity. Episodes of more severe pain may occur after prolonged running, stair climbing or sprinting. You might also experience tenderness or stiffness, especially in the morning, which usually improves with mild activity.