Limping along with a frustrating ankle injury, or even worse if it starts spreading over your foot. A mixture of damage to muscles, ligaments, tendons, joints or nerves around your ankle. Here’s a few conditions our practitioners are great at treating. There are different types of structures around your ankle, each one with it’s own set of signs and symptoms. First we must establish the extent of the damage to the tissue, then we know exactly what we’re dealing with. Most ankle injuries have more than one problem at the same time, the question is which one takes priority. Spreading pain over your ankle into your foot is more concerning than sharp stinging pain at a specific point. When nerves gets involved resolving the problem may take much longer.
Our years of practice has shown us that most ankle injuries are quite an easy fix, but sticking it in a boot or walking on crutches for a few weeks adversely causes it’s own set of problems. Muscle weakness, joint stiffness, poor circulation to mention a few. Understanding the scope of the problem directly impacts recovery and healing time, the faster you know what you’re dealing with, the faster you’ll be able to walk pain-free again.
Here’s our catalogue of articles describing how our practitioners approach ankle and foot injuries. Keep in mind that most ankle conditions involves a combination of damage to different structures at the same time. Neglecting these ‘less obvious’ tissue damage usually causes delayed healing or even poor recovery. When diagnosing ankle pain, we determine the hierarchy of priority and focus our treatment on that.