Ankle injuries and can take a long time to recover. Generally, if it is the first injury to the ankle, you can expect a 4-6 week recovery period and even longer on repeat injuries. If you leave the ankle untreated, you are more likely to have repeat injuries down the road.
What Else Can Be Affected After Ankle Injuries
When you have an ankle injury that is not treated other areas of your body can be affected as well. Most commonly you can expect to possibly experience knee pain, back pain, your arches could collapse, you could have foot pain and more. You may also have joint and ligament issues. Additionally, your ankle may be weak and unstable and not have the range of motion it had prior to your first injury. As you further injure your ankle chances of developing more scar tissue is also high.
Chiropractic Ankle Pain and Ankle Sprain Treatment Can Help
You can greatly benefit from chiropractic ankle sprain treatment if you have had an injury to your ankle and any other areas of your body that have been affected due to the ankle injury. Chiropractors may use a variety of treatment methods including:
- Sprained ankle treatment. Evaluate and give you exercises that can help to strengthen your ankle which will greatly reduce the chances of a repeat injury.
- Use of Spinal Adjustments. The chiropractor will more than likely recommend spinal adjustments in a treatment plan. When you injure your ankle more often than not you will experience pain or discomfort in the spinal area which is caused by spinal subluxations. A spinal adjustment will help to realign the spine and alleviate any back pain.
How Long Will Treatment Last?
While some people are apprehensive about visiting a chiropractor, they should not be. We give you a medical history, an examination and your first treatment on your first visit. Treatments are gentle and relief can very often begin after just one treatment.