Whether you’ve noticed or not, your ankles play an important role in your body. When pain and imbalances are present in this area of your body (most often secondary to some kind of injury like an ankle sprain), it can affect your entire body and also lead to a loss of balance. Unfortunately, if you don’t take the necessary steps to address your ankle pain, your symptoms can become chronic in nature and result in other health issues in the long term. This is why if you are suffering from ankle pain, you should not hesitate to seek professional help. Chiropractic care is one of your best options if you are looking for sustainable recovery. Below we will explain why.
A Holistic Approach to Address Every Imbalance
When it comes to the human body, there is one thing to understand: the body is a complex, interconnected system. All our body parts influence each other and depend on each other. This is why when pain occurs in one part of your body (for example, ankle pain), another health issue, such as an imbalance present in another part of your body, may be responsible for the onset of your pain symptoms. Moreover, this pain can also lead to further health issues somewhere else in your body.
Chiropractors understand these crucial interdependencies. Therefore they can effectively address most imbalances within the body. When ankle pain is present, first they treat your local symptoms, then move on to assess other areas of your body for any other dysfunctions. Ultimately, this holistic approach is what can help you recover sustainably from an ankle injury and prevent the aggravation of your symptoms. Additionally, it can also help decrease your risk for re-injury and other health problems in the future.
The Main Causes of Ankle Pain
If you are wondering what can cause ankle pain, here is a list of the most common causes:
High impact fracture
Faulty foot or ankle mechanics
Imbalances in other area of the body, succh as the knees or hips
Of course, there are many other causes of ankle pain. Regardless of what is causing your symptoms, seeking chiropractic care is an excellent idea and can bring you great benefits.
How Chiropractors Treat Ankle Pain
Now that you know more about the most common causes, it’s time to review which treatments you may expect to get at the chiropractor. Below you can see the most common chiropractic treatments for ankle pain.
Massage therapy for sore and injured tissues
Natural pain-relieving modalities such as compression, electrical stimulation, heat pads or ice packs, ultrasound, and many more
Training for better biomechanics
Adjustments of the joints (including joints in the lower body or the spine) – these promote better nerve integrity and healing capabilities for the patient
Modifications in the patient’s lifestyle to boost their general health and healing potential
Get the Care You Deserve for Your Ankle
Don’t wait until your ankle pain becomes more severe. Get the care you deserve for your ankle issues as soon as possible. Consider finding a chiropractor in your local area who is certified in a special, research-based protocol called Chiropractic BioPhysics (CBP). These health professionals are the best of the best. Thus, you can trust them with addressing your ankle pain and any other bodily imbalances within your body.
Dr. Samantha Coleman is a CBP-certified chiropractor at ChiroSolutions Center in Virginia Beach, VA. If you are located in this area, don’t hesitate to ask for an appointment at our clinic. We can help you return to your normal life and potentially get rid of or better manage ankle pain!
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