Pain in your feet or ankles can really slow down your mobility and productivity. At Armeli Chiropractic, serving Mendota Heights, MN, and the surrounding areas, we want to help you get back to your active lifestyle fast. If ankle pain is slowing you down, we can help. Keep reading to learn more.
Causes of Ankle Pain
Ankle pain can be caused by a number of things. One of the most common culprits is inflammation in the ankle joint. Inflammation can be caused by an injury or by a chronic inflammatory disease such as arthritis.
Another cause of ankle pain can be an injury. Ankle injuries such as sprains can take a while to recover from. We can help speed that recovery with chiropractic care.
The ankle is more than just a joint. There are also many tendons that connect the bones and muscles together in the joint. If these tendons are damaged or strained, they can also cause pain.
How Our Chiropractor Can Help
Using a pain reliever for ankle pain may bring some short-term relief, but it does not really help you get down to the root of the problem. Strong pain medications like those you might get from the doctor with a prescription can even have harsh side effects or addictive properties. Using these types of treatments will not help you to heal the injury.
Our chiropractor will approach your ankle pain in a holistic way. This means that treatments will not be used or recommended that might adversely affect other parts of the system of your body. Chiropractic care always strives for whole-body health.
When you first visit our office, your overall health and wellness will be evaluated. Next, diagnostics will be done to determine the cause of the pain. After this, a treatment plan will be developed.
Types of Treatments
There are different types of treatments available for ankle pain.
- Hot/Cold Therapy - Hot/cold therapy is very useful in treating sprained ankles and strained ligaments.
- Ankle adjustment - If the ankle joint is out of alignment, our chiropractor can perform an extremity adjustment to bring it back into alignment.
- Orthotics - Orthotics are an all-natural treatment for foot pain. This treatment consists of having customized orthotics created for your shoes. These will help your foot to rest properly in your shoe to reduce foot pain.
To learn more about our services, contact us at Armeli Chiropractic, serving Mendota Heights, MN, and the surrounding areas. Give us a call today at 651-688-0736.