Ankle Sprains

Chiropractic for Ankle Sprains

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One of the most common ligament sprains is in the ankle.  It happens when you twist, roll, or turn your ankle inward in an awkward way.   

This can tear or stretch the toughs of tissues that are called Ligaments.  Ligaments help holds the bone together.

Ankle sprains are a common injury that we treat at Sikorsky Chiropractic in Elgin, Illinois.

Classifications of Ankle Sprains

After the examination, your doctor / chiropractor will determine the grade of your sprain to help develop a treatment plan. 

Sprains are graded based on how much damage has occurred to the ligaments.


Grade 1 Ankle Sprain  

  •  Slight stretching and microscopic tearing of the ligament fibers
  • Mild tenderness, bruising and swelling around the ankle
  • Typically, no pain with weight
  • Bearing
  • No instability on examination


Grade 2 Ankle Sprain 

  • Partial tearing of the ligament
  • Moderate tenderness, bruising and swelling around the ankle
  • Mild pain with weight bearing
  • Slight instability on examination


Grade 3 Ankle Sprain

  • Complete tear of the ligament
  • Significant tenderness, bruising, and swelling around the ankle
  • Severe pain with weight bearing
  •  Substantial instability on examination

Signs and symptoms of a sprained ankle vary depending on the severity of the injury. 


They may include:

  •  Pain, especially when you bear weight on the affected foot
  • Tenderness  over the damaged ligament
  • Swelling and bruising
  • Restricted range of motion
  •  Instability in the ankle
  • Popping sensation or sound at the time of injury

Treatment of ankle sprain

After a detailed exam, an x-ray or MRI might be ordered.  If advanced imaging is not needed, treatment can begin.   

The treatment of the ankle sprain will depend on the grade.  Most ankle sprains can be treated with conservative chiropractic care.  A typical ankle sprain treatment at Sikorsky Chiropractic Clinic will entail Chiropractic adjustment, Stretching exercises, balance training, and therapies such as ultrasound and Interferential current. (IFC) 

If you live in the greater Elgin, Illinois area and are suffering from an ankle sprain, contact us today! 

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"He knows exactly where I’m hurting without me even pointing it out to him. He’ll suggest proper stretches and exercises to help with treatment. Dr. Steve is very accommodating and has flexible hours and his staff is wonderful to work with. If you want the best Chiropractic care, go to Dr. Steve. You will not be disappointed!" - Elizabeth M.

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