Could You Have An Ankle Sprain?
Are you experiencing:
"Rolled" your ankle recently or frequently?
Pain, tenderness, swelling at the ankle?
Instability when walking?
More then likely we are dealing with a Sprained Ankle
We Treat Sprained Ankles!
Sprained Ankle Symptoms
What Is A Sprained Ankle?
A sprained ankle is an injury that occurs when you roll, twist or turn your ankle in an awkward way. This can stretch or tear the tough bands of tissue (ligaments) that help hold your ankle bones together.
Ankle ligaments help stabilize joints, preventing excessive movement. A sprained ankle occurs when the ligaments are forced beyond their normal range of motion. Most sprained ankles involve injuries to the ligaments on the outer side of the ankle.
This is where the problem lies: when a harsh repetitive force is applied on the ankle for example walking everyday on a hard flat concrete ground with unsupportive footwear, micro-trauma and tearing will occur, to the ligament of the ankle.
What Causes An Ankle Sprain?
A sprain occurs when your ankle is forced to move out of its normal position, which can cause one or more of the ankle’s ligaments to stretch, partially tear or tear completely.
There are a few factors as to why the sprain occurs:
- Repetitive activities
- Long periods of standing
- Genetic predisposition (Flat feet and high arches)
- Improper foot mechanics
- Weight gain
- Unsupportive footwear
- Walking barefoot on hard surfaces