Common Ankle-Joint Injury Causes
Ankle injuries are very common in people of all ages, from children through to seniors and can be caused by injuries, medical conditions and diseases. Injuries and sprains to one or more of the numerous ankle bones, ligaments and tendons are the most common causes of ankle-joint pain, with athletes and sportspeople that engage in high-impact sports and training the most commonly affected.
Along with ankle injuries and sprains, there are several types of arthritis which can cause ankle pain in older people, while plantar fasciitis, Morton’s neuroma, Achilles strains, heel pain and bunions can affect anyone of any age, regardless of their health or lifestyle.
As the bones of the feet may shift out of alignment during an ankle-joint sprain, causing a misalignment that can result in further damage and injuries, immediate treatment (RICE: Rest, Ice, Compression & Elevation) followed by professional assessment and diagnosis is vital. As a treatment method, a variety of chiropractic adjustments are effective and safe ways to treat ankle-joint pain and prevent further damage to bones, tendons and muscles in the ankle and foot.
Ankle Pain Stretches
As part of your treatment for ankle-joint pain, your practitioner will provide you with practical advice on how to minimise the pain and prevent further damage, and they’ll also recommend stretches for you to perform at home. These stretches may include:
- Toe splay
- Toe extension
- Big toe stretches
- Achilles stretch
- Toe raise, point and curl
To book a consultation or learn more about all the holistic ankle-joint pain treatments our skilled practitioners offer at Northbridge Chiropractic in Perth, call 08 9227 9341 or contact us online. All major health fund cards are accepted.