An ankle sprain refers to any injury obtained by twisting, rolling, or awkwardly turning your ankle. Bad ankle sprains can stretch and tear the ligaments that hold your ankle bone together to prevent an excessive range of motion. Sprains almost always affect the outer ligaments and may vary in severity from a slight strain to a full-blown tear.
When you sprain your ankle, you’ll experience pain and tenderness, swelling and bruising, a restricted range of motion and an inability to bear weight, and instability in the ankle. An ankle sprain – even a minor one – can lead to chronic pain, arthritis, or permanent instability if not treated appropriately.
Kinetic Living can help your healing through regular chiropractic adjustments and physiotherapy to improve stability, realign the ankle joint, remove and decrease scar tissue and reduce the risk of re-injury. Acupuncture can assist with inflammation control by reducing swelling, and massage therapy can assist with fascial release.