Ankle Sprain

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There are three types of ankle sprains that sports chiropractors regularly diagnose. The most common is the inversion ankle sprain. This type of sprain occurs when your ankle and foot roll inward, causing the lateral ligaments to stretch too far and possibly tear both tendons and ligaments on the lateral side of your ankle and foot. A less common sprain is the eversion ankle sprain. This type of sprain occurs when your ankle and foot roll outward and injure the tendons and ligaments on the medial side of your foot and ankle.

The third type of ankle sprain that is not as common is called the high ankle sprain. The high ankle sprain involves the two bones in your lower leg, the tibia and fibula, as well as the foot and ankle. Sometimes an injury occurs that exerts such severe force on the foot and ankle that it causes the soft tissues connecting the tibia and fibula (specifically called the syndesmosis) to overstretch, leading to what is called a high ankle sprain.

All three of these types of ankle sprains can be treated with great success by the sports chiropractors at Premier Sports and Spine Center utilizing soft tissue modalities in conjunction with taping and support braces. We offer athletes a faster return to play with a lower risk for repeat injury in the future because of our innovative combination of treatment therapies.

Symptoms of Ankle Sprain

  • Swelling
  • Bruising
  • Feeling a pop or snap at time of injury
  • Pain with weight bearing
  • Tenderness to the touch
  • Decreased Range of Motion

Generally speaking, activity is recommended to the tolerance of the adolescent athlete. True Osgood Schlatter’s that is not related to altered movement strategies is a self limiting condition and won’t create any larger long term injury. The sports chiropractors at Premier Sports and Spine Center can offer a quicker and safe return to sport by understanding the root cause of the condition and using our innovative combination of manual therapies to offer full resolution of symptoms. The treatment provided can help reduce the pain in a fraction of the amount of time as compared to rest alone.

Treatment Options for Ankle Sprain

It is important to understand that ankle sprains are not to be ignored. Although many patient’s like to brush off the severity of a sprain, significant damage can be done if you do not attend to the injury. The more severe the sprain, the more critical it is to properly diagnosis and treat the condition as early as possible. The sports chiropractors at Premier Sports and Spine Center can help give you the proper diagnosis and provide treatment to help you recover safely and quickly from your ankle sprain.

If you are suffering from an ankle sprain and would like to make an appointment at one of our clinic locations in Eden Prairie or Eagan, or to discuss your condition with one of our sports chiropractors, please contact us or call 952-479-0043 today.

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