Sprained Ankles Remedies in West Bloomfield, MI
Losing the ability to walk comfortably due to a sprained ankle can seriously impact your quality of life. Our specialists at Michigan Chiropractic help you with sprained ankles remedies.
When you sprain your ankle those ligaments which connect bone to bone are torn. The grade of tear varies on the severity of the injury and in the most severe cases the ligament can tear completely, requiring surgery.
The most common ankle sprain occurs on the lateral or external side of the foot, where the ankle is most flexible, therefore, making it vulnerable if the surrounding muscles are weak.
However, sprains damaging the inside or medial side of the foot are less common, and they are often seen in combination with an external ankle sprain.
Walking on any uneven surface puts you at risk of spraining the ankle. Weak muscles around the ankles, landing in a strange position during a jump, or pivoting awkwardly are all additional causes.
If you have previously suffered from an ankle sprain, you are more susceptible to reinjuring the joint. Repetitive ankle injuries create multiple micro tears in the ankle and can lead to more damage without you realizing it.
Symptoms that require sprained ankles remedies include swelling, bruising, pain, and a decreased range of motion. When pain is extra severe, there may be an accompanying broken or fractured bone.
Initial sprained ankles remedies include immediate rest, ice, compression, and elevation. Keeping weight off the joint a few days post-injury will assist in a quick recovery.
Additional therapeutic sprained ankles remedies include electronic stimulation, massage, and alignments. To prevent future injuries from occurring, our specialists will prescribe a strength and stretch program to help bring your ankle back to its normal function.
Drs. Adam and Amanda Apfelblat at Michigan Chiropractic Services will bring you better health and a better way of life by treating your sprained ankle. Seek out sprained ankles remedies today by calling and making an appointment.