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Ankle Sprains

Have You Had a Recent Ankle Sprain?

What is a Ankle Sprain?

Approximately 25,000 people experience ankles sprains each day. A sprained ankle can happen to athletes and non-athletes to children and adults. Often ankle sprains can happen to individuals that aren't participating in sporting activities. Sprains can occur when you are sampling stepping on an uneven surface or take a step on an angle.  The ligaments of the ankle hold the ankle bones and joint in position which help protect the ankle joint from abnormal movements such as twisting, turning, and rolling of the foot. Ligaments usually stretch within their limits, and then go back to their normal positions. When a ligament is forced to stretch beyond its normal range, a sprain will then occur.

With ankle sprains there are multiple grades of the sprain. A mild sprain is considered to be grade one and can occur when there is slight stretching and some damage to the fibers of the ligament. A moderate sprain is rated as a grade 2 and occurs when there is partial tearing of the ligament and abnormal looseness of the ankle joint. A severe strain is rated as a grade 3 and can occur by having a complete tear of the ligament. We can treat your sprained ankle with chiropractic care and have you out of pain. First, Dr. Gallentine will examine your ankle and if needed may require some x-rays to make sure there are no broken bones or fractures.

Dr. Gallentine has experienced  multiple ankle sprains himself, and understands your pain and discomfort it puts on your daily life. Give Greater Cincinnati Chiropractic a call today!