Ankle Sprain

Ankle sprain very commonly occurs on the outside part of the ankle. Ankle sprain is a very common ankle injury.

Ankle Sprain Risk Factors:

These are some of the common risk factors for ankle sprain:

  • Sports that require jumping (i.e. basketball)
  • Hindfoot varus: the heel of the foot is turned inward
  • Foot muscle weakness

Causes of Ankle Sprain:

Twisted ankle: usually the foot rolls underneath the leg or the ankle

Ankle Sprain Symptoms:

These are some of the common symptoms of ankle sprain:

  • Ankle pain: usually the outside part of the ankle
  • Swelling, bruising
  • Unable to put weight on the foot
  • Limping
Ankle Sprain Treatment:

Our doctors use ASTR to help relieve ankle sprain symptoms and pain

  • Cold Laser Therapy: cold laser is a very valuable tool that speeds up the healing process and decreases soft tissue inflammation very quickly.
  • ASTR Tools: Our doctors use a variety of ASTR tools to release myofascial restriction, which is very common with ankle sprain.
  • Releasing muscle trigger points and hypertonicity: it is very common with any injury that the muscle starts to spasm or tighten as a protective mechanism. Using the ASTR maneuver, patients can experience relief from muscle hypertonicity.
  • Special exercise program to strengthen the weak muscles and stretch the tight muscles.
  • Special instructions on how to speed up the recovery time.
  • Patient avoided hip surgery.

  • Patient avoided back surgery.

  • This newborn came in unable to move his neck from the side position. He suffered from torticollis, severe neck and back spasms. After just 1 ASTR treatment, he had complete range of motion.

  • Patient came in unable to move his neck from the side position. After 3 ASTR treatments, he regained full range of motion.

  • This young gymnast came in unable to do the splits. After just 1 ASTR treatment, she had full range of motion.

 

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