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Why More People with Ankle Injuries Turn to Chiropractic Care


The joints are some of the most vulnerable parts of our musculoskeletal system. In our joints, there is a series of musculoskeletal components that bring two or more different bones together. Bones are not fused together in our bodies, but they are designed to lock into each other with the help of connective tissues like cartilage, ligaments, and others. With these connective tissues, our joints are designed for mobility, flexibility, and a wide range of motion. However, this also presents problems when it comes to the high likelihood of injury developing in the joints.

One of the more vulnerable joints when it comes to injury is the ankle. The ankle is where the bones in our legs, the tibia and the fibula, lock into our feet. The ankles are extremely flexible because these joints are required to provide us with an extremely high range of motion for the purposes of running, jumping, walking, and anything else that involves activity while standing up. In addition to this flexibility, there are many different connective tissues that are linked to the bones in our feet and the bones in our ankles. When we carry out any sort of physical activity, the massive amount of pressure placed on our ankles as a result of carrying our entire body weight throughout the duration of the activity can be quite detrimental to the ankle joint.

Chiropractic care can be used as a treatment intervention for those experiencing ankle problems. In some cases, the alignment of the lumbar portion of the spine may be thrown off, which can then cause alignment problems to be projected into the hip, and thus the leg bones. Misalignments of the spine have far reaching implications throughout the musculoskeletal system and it can even impact the stability of our ankles.

With a chiropractic adjustment, we can see marked improvement in the recovery from an ankle injury in a short period of time. Rather than pursuing surgical interventions or pharmaceutical medications, consider chiropractic care as a treatment option for your ankle injury. Often times, these injuries are excaerbated by overconfidence in use. Chiropractic will teach you how to keep your ankle safe and increase bloog flow to the area to promote healing.


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