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Pain stems from multiple factors and it may relate to unexpected reasons. Depending on the underlying cause of your ankle pain, your Tracy chiropractor at Ringer Chiropractic offers natural and holistic strategies to alleviate the pain and encourage the healing process. Recognizing your treatment options allows you to determine the right solution for your goals.
The reasons your ankles or an ankle may hurt depend on the situation and your actions. In many cases, the pain stems from accidents or injuries caused in an accident; however, it may occur at unexpected times and for reasons you do not initially recognize.
Common reasons you experience ankle pain include:
In most cases, you will notice the injury when it occurs. It might occur during an auto accident, sports activity or even tripping over a step throughout your normal day. When you notice pain or an injury to your ankle, do not wait for treatment. Walking on certain injuries may make the pain worsen over time.
Treating ankle pain depends on the underlying cause of your discomfort. When it stems from an accident, our chiropractor in Ringer Chiropractic evaluates the severity of the injury before making a recommendation. We may use diagnostic tools like an x-ray to determine if you have a severe injury to the bones or muscles.
Based on our evaluation, we offer chiropractic treatments and natural solutions to alleviate the pain. Chiropractic care focuses on appropriate skeletal alignment and treatments for the muscles. We may use different strategies to reduce pressure on your nerves or encourage better blood flow. We also use massage therapy for strained muscles or similar injuries.
When appropriate for the injury, we use cold and hot therapy to bring down any swelling or related symptoms. Our lifestyle recommendations focus on exercises and stretches to encourage healing and recovery.
Seeking treatment from our Tracy chiropractor depends on your situation and goals. Generally, we recommend early treatment when you experience ankle pain to limit the risk of worsening the injuries to your muscles, bones or ligaments. We evaluate the cause of your pain and develop a personalized treatment plan for the situation. We help reduce the amount of discomfort by improving the function of your body and reducing the risks associated with the injuries or arthritis.
Discuss your concerns with a professional before you start any treatment program. We may recommend medical treatments if an x-ray identifies a broken bone as the underlying cause of your pain.
Ankle pain stems from multiple factors, including injuries and accidents. When you notice the pain, a professional chiropractor offers natural treatments based on your needs. To learn more about our treatment strategies or to set up an appointment with our chiropractor at Ringer Chiropractic, call or contact us today.