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Ankle Sprain Treatment

Rolling, twisting, or turning the ankle in an awkward way can often result in a sprained ankle. The most common way that patients sprain their ankles is when the foot inverts, or turns inward, and then the ankle externally rotates, or turns outward. This opposing movement of the foot and ankle cause stretching or tearing in the tissues and ligaments that hold the ankle bones together. Most sprains are not serious with fewer than 5% of sprains requiring surgery. But it’s important for athletes to be aware of the symptoms of sprained ankles, what types of movements cause them, and what to do if they experience a sprain. Learn more about ankle sprain treatment and pain relief in St. Louis by contacting Vidan Family Chiropractic to book an appointment.

What does a sprained ankle feel like?

Symptoms of Ankle Sprains

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Pain on the outside of the ankle

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Swollen and/or tender ankle

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Difficulty walking

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Bruising around ankle

St. Louis Ankle Sprain Treatment

How does one sprain an ankle?

Movements that Cause Ankle Sprains

Although it can happen to anyone, athletes are at higher risk of ankle sprains due to their increased activity. From slips to rolls, to just landing funny, sprains occur for a number of reasons.

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Landed funny while running, jumping or playing a sport

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The foot turned in and the ankle rolled out

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Rolled the ankle and then felt something click or shift

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Resprain of an old injury

How we help

Alleviating an Ankle Sprain

Kinesio Tape

Taping the ankle in a specific grid or matrix pattern can alleviate pressure and reduce inflammation faster than traditional methods.


An anti-inflammatory diet can reduce healing time. Try eating broccoli, pineapple, salmon, leafy greens, and turmeric while eliminating sugar.


Extremity adjustments can realign the ankle to increase the range of motion and help the tissues heal faster.

How can adjustments and lifestyle changes help?

Benefits of Chiropractics

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Relieve Pain

Your chiropractor will be able to relieve some of the pain you’re experiencing and help reduce your discomfort.

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Reduce Inflammation

Inflammation is the enemy, and chiropractors have the tools and advice to help reduce inflammation so you can heal faster.

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Enhance Performance

Chiropractic care can cut down on healing time while allowing you to heal fully, so you can get back on the field faster.