“My son is a local high school soccer player. He was trying to defend a pass on the soccer field and rolled his ankle. Immediately, he went down on the field and had to be helped off since he could not put much weight on his foot. A friend of mine has a son who has been seeing Dr. Jason for maintenance care during the season. She recommended we visit his office for therapy. Dr. Jason sat down with us and explained what the examination process would involve and what he was looking for to determine a treatment plan. After the exam, he recommended a method for treating my son’s ankle sprain. We treated at his office 3x per week for two weeks and my son was able to run without pain. So thankful that my son was able to return to soccer quicker than expected.”
3375 Chastain Gardens, Suite 160
Kennesaw, GA 30144
What is an Ankle Spain?
The ankle is held in place with bones, muscles, ligaments. When an abnormal force is applied to the ankle causing the ankle to either roll to the inside or outside, the muscles and ligaments are stretched beyond their normal limits. This force overcomes the normal capabilities of those tissues resulting in overstretching, tearing and injuring the ankle joint. Depending on the severity of the injury, the patient will experience varying levels of pain, swelling and immobility of the ankle. Ankle sprains are graded from 1 to 3 depending on the severity of the injury. Grade 1 sprains are characterized by minimal to moderate pain and swelling with mild to no tearing of the muscles or ligaments. Grade 2 sprains are characterized by moderate swelling and pain with some looseness of the ankle joint and partial tearing of the ligaments. Grade 3 sprains are the most severe and take the longest to heal. These are characterized by complete tearing of one or more ligaments and gross instability of the ankle
Who is commonly affected?
The most common people affected are athletes such as runners, gymnasts, basketball, soccer and football players. The injury can take up to 4 to 8 weeks to heal under common treatment methods. The likelihood of suffering a sprained ankle remains high in these athletes due to developing a weakened ankle.
What treatment options are available?
- The RICE method-this consists of resting, ice for 15-20 minutes, compression and elevation
- Anti-inflammatory medications and an ankle boot for 4 to 6 weeks
- Physical therapy for 4 to 6 weeks with anti-inflammatory medications
- The Addison Chiropractic and Sports method-this treatment method we have used for over 10 years. Patients undergoing this method have returned to full functioning within 2 to 4 weeks pain free.
What is the Addison Chiropractic and Sports Clinic ankle treatment method?
Our office has treated hundreds of sprained ankles over the last 10+ years with great success. Grade 1 or grade 2 ankle sprains respond extremely well to our treatment method. Within 2 to 4 weeks, our players have experienced a significant reduction in pain and swelling and increase in strength of the ankle allowing them to return to play quickly.
- Chiropractic adjustments to the foot, ankle and knee to restore normal function
- Soft tissue therapy to the muscles and ligaments that stabilize the foot and ankle. This is critical to prevent the development of a weakened ankle.
- Microcurrent and cold laser- these modalities can really spend up the healing process by reducing pain and inflammation. When the damaged tissue interacts with the frequencies and the light, it signals the need to kick start the reparative process immediately.
Do not let the pain from a Ankle Sprain keep you from living a full life. Addison Sports Clinic has the team ready to assist you. If you have any questions, please call. You can start chiropractic care today!
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