Ankle Sprain Treatments in Kansas City
Ankle sprains are one of the most common injuries we see in Kansas City.
There are two common mechanisms of injury for an ankle sprain: a lateral sprain or a medial sprain. A lateral sprain, also known as an inversion sprain, is the most common type of ankle sprain and results from the foot being rolled inward, stretching the ligaments and muscles on the outside of the ankle. The other mechanism of injury is a medial sprain, or eversion ankle sprain, resulting from the foot rolling outward, stretching the ligaments on the inside of the ankle.
- Decreased mobility
- Pain with weight bearing
- Ankle instability
Ankle Sprain Treatments
Treatment for ankle sprains in Kansas City from F.I.T. Muscle & Joint Clinic include modalities to reduce pain and swelling; soft tissue therapy and joint mobilizations to the surrounding area to improve motion; and different stretches and exercises to improve strength and balance.
Possible Treatments for Ankle Sprains
At F.I.T. Muscle & Joint Clinic, our doctors are able to provide unique manual therapy techniques and exercises to help you recover more quickly from an ankle sprain injury and reduce the risk of re-injury. We will assess your ankle as well as lower extremity biomechanics to examine any underlying dysfunction you may have that contributed to your ankle sprain. We will then utilize our soft tissue therapies such as dry needling and ART and accompany these with rehabilitative exercises tailored to strengthen and stabilize the areas we found contributing to your ankle sprain.
For other ankle sprain treatment options in Kansas City, check out physical therapy for ankle sprains.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What's the average ankle sprain recovery time?
Depending on the grade and location of your ankle sprain, treatment and recovery time will vary. Ligament injuries often take close to 6 weeks for full recovery but this too can vary by individual.
Do you treat grade 2 ankle sprains?
Yes, the chiropractors at F.I.T. Muscle & Joint Clinic offer conservative treatment options for your grade 2 ankle sprain. A grade 2 ankle sprain will take increased healing time and often will require 4 to 8 weeks of therapy. Your treatment will consist of both manual therapy techniques as well as functional and stability exercises to rehabilitate the ankle and prevent re-injury.
I think I have a rolled ankle. Can a chiropractor help with that?
Yes, our chiropractors can provide a variety of techniques to treat and rehabilitate a rolled ankle in Kansas City.
Tell us about your pain
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Visit your local F.I.T. Chiropractor
Meet the team at any of our 5 locations: Lee’s Summit, Crossroads, Blue Valley, Overland Park & Shawnee.