How lightly do you take your ankle sprain? Our ankles serve as an important ‘sensor’ to keep our body balance. The surrounding ligaments and muscles contain receptors that provide feedback information to our brain. If managed inappropriately, ankle sprains can result in long-term harms.
Ankle sprains can be further graded into:
• Grade 1: Mild tear of ligaments.
• Grade 2: Moderate tear of ligaments.
• Grade 3: Complete tear of ligaments.
Appropriate management of ankle sprains is more than pain relief. In most cases, the swelling and inflammation from the initial injury should resolves within 2-5 weeks. The key to effective management of ankle sprains should also include a course of balancing and strengthening training to stabilise the injured area.
Ankle sprains, if not dealt with effectively, can cause:
- Recurrences of ankle sprains due to instability.
- Chronic swelling, stiffness and soreness.
- Early onset arthritis.
- Change in walking pattern, causing problems in the knees, hips and low back.
Many of the ankle sprains we see at Spearwood Chiropractic are chronic, stiff, painful ankles many years down the track, making it challenging to manage and recover. So when you roll your ankle next time, seek prompt and appropriate care because it’s not just another ankle sprain!
Spearwood Chiropractic utilises a unique combination of chiropractic and soft tissue therapy to deliver fast, effective and long lasting results for joints and muscular issues for all ages.
Our chiropractor, Dr Jackson Yee has a vast range of experience in managing muscular and joints disorders. With a particular passion for sports, Jackson has served as sport trainer at Jandakot Jets Football Club, Southern Lions Rugby Union Football Club, Fremantle Croatia Football Club and Lynwood United Football Club. Some services we offer are manipulative therapy, soft tissue therapy (dry needling/ acupuncture, deep tissue massage, trigger point therapy), exercise therapy, nutritional advice, biomechanical and ergonomic education, kinesiotaping and bulk billed x-ray referrals (if required).
Some common conditions our chiropractor treats are low back pain, neck pain, headache, sporting injuries, postural issues, nerve entrapment, sciatica, jaw pain, shoulder pain, wrist pain, elbow pain, hip pain, knee pain, ankle pain and foot pain.
Private health insurance rebates are available at Spearwood Chiropractic. The amount of coverage varies so please refer to your insurer for your level of rebate.
Located at 12/83 Mell Road, Spearwood Chiropractic also services the surrounding suburbs of Coogee, Fremantle, Hamilton Hill, Beeliar, Success, Hammond Park, Aubin Grove, Bibra Lake, South Lake, Cockburn Central, Munster and Yangebup. To book an appointment, call us now on 0481342837 or enquire further on www.spearwoodchiropractic.com.au