Don’t Suffer from Once a Sprain Always a Sprain
Sprained ankles are a common injury. They’re prevalent among athletes that are quickly switching directions as they run, but they’re also common among those who wouldn’t consider themselves athletes at all.
The smallest dip, a slight bump, or overall just uneven terrain can result in twisting, rolling, and spraining the ankle. So let’s check in with your Billings, Montana chiropractor to see just what’s up with a sprained ankle.
What Happens when you Sprain an Ankle
Many of us have experienced sprained ankles. But do you know just what happens? Check out this short video to hear from Dr. Shayne Durbin, a local chiropractor.
A sprained ankle is essentially stretching out the ligaments that hold you bones together. When these ligaments are stretched, they create a gap, or a space between the bones that’s larger than what you body needs to function properly.
When your sprain heals, it can heal in one of two ways. Either the bones are left farther apart, or they heal back close together the way they’re supposed to be.
When the ligaments are stretched, and they heal with that extra space, the body has to compensate. Doing so means that you end up with a situation known as “once a sprain, always a sprain.” The result can be pain in many other areas of the legs or back as your body compensates for the poor alignment of the bones.
Visit Your Chiropractor in Billings for Sprained Ankle Treatment
The good news is that even if your sprain didn’t heal properly, we can still help get you back on track. Adjusting those foot and ankle bones so that they’re properly aligned can help to alleviate all sorts of pains, and get you back in the game faster.
If you have sprained your ankle, then it’s time to set up an appointment with the chiropractor. Give us a call at 406-545-2128, or request an appointment time with our handy online Appointment Scheduler.