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Naturally Healing the Most Common Ankle Sprain

Naturally Healing the Most Common Ankle Sprain

ANKLE SPRAIN:

An ankle sprain is an injury to the tough bands of tissue (ligaments) that surround and connect the bones of the leg to the foot. The injury typically happens when you accidentally twist or turn your ankle in an awkward way. This can stretch or tear the ligaments that hold your ankle bones and joint together. All ligaments have a specific range of motion and boundaries that allow them to keep the joint stabilized. When ligaments surrounding the ankle are pushed past these boundaries, it causes a sprain. Sprained ankles most commonly injure the ligaments on the lateral side of the ankle.

CAUSES:

  • Rapid shifting movement
  • Sports
  • Walking on uneven surfaces
  • Inappropriate footwear

SYMPTOMS:

  • Swelling
  • Tenderness
  • Bruising
  • Pain
  • Inability to put weight on the affected ankle
  • Skin discoloration
  • Stiffness

TREATMENT:

At Elite Pain Care we provide a total body treatment plan that consists of 3 phases. In the 1st we focus on eliminating your pain and alleviating your symptoms. In the 2nd phase of your treatment plan we focus on rehabilitation with physical therapy to increase strength and flexibility. In the 3rd phase of treatment we provide overall wellness. Wellness care provides patients with preventative care and includes personal fitness training, nutritional counseling, postural improvements as well as stress and anxiety management.

Treatment plans include: Spina Adjustments, which aids in the proper alignment of vertebrae in the spine and remove pressure on nerve roots alleviating pain in the neck. Muscle stimulation to increase blood flow, enable faster recovery of muscle soreness, clears lactic acid and increases fresh oxygen and nutrients. Soft tissue therapy increases range of motion, increases flexibility, and it provides you with proper joint function. Physical therapy is a rehabilitation phase of your treatment where our goal is to increase strength, flexibility and range of motion of your joint. Kinesiotaping is a form of sports taping that affects several body systems, circulatory/lymphatic, neural, muscular. The benefits of Kinesiotaping are that it improves muscle tone, the movement of lymphatic fluids, it also corrects movement patterns, it also improves posture.

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