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Can a chiropractor help with a sprained ankle?

I am a 26 year old male. I want to know if a chiropractor can help with a sprained ankle?

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Absolutely. Chiropractors are experts at treating musculoskeletal injuries. A sprained ankle should be thoroughly evaluated to determine how extensive the soft tissue damage is and whether or not there is bone damage. Sometimes it is necessary to adjust the mortice joint of the ankle to help the alignment and strength of the ankle joint. Depending on the severity of
the sprain/strain, different treatments and recommendations for bracing and weight-bearing will be given. It is usually pretty safe to start with rest, ice, compression and elevation immediately after injury until severity of injury is accessed.
Take care and be well.

Dr. Eric Miller
Light adjustments around the ankle and foot! Also adjust the lower back and hips!


Dr. Brandon Buttry
Some chiropractors are trained in sports injury techniques such as taping, bracing and physical therapy which can help sprained ankles. So, besides the obvious rest, ice, compression, and elevation there are specific therapies available to the chiropractor to assist with that issue.
The only thing to do for a sprained ankle is X-ray to make sure there is no break, brace it, and keep weight off of it for 6-8 weeks. A chiropractor or MD can do the exam to determine the severity. 

Yes, a sports or orthopedic-trained chiropractor could help with a sprained ankle. Look for a chiropractor with CCSP or DACO behind their name, which signifies sports and ortho training.
Generally yes
A sprain is defined as insult to a ligament. Ligaments are the connective tissue that connects bones together to form joints. A sprained ankle implies the bones have moved beyond their normal range. Chiropractic adjustments can restore the bones too their proper relationship so it can function properly while healing. It may need support initially depending on severity. If it heals with proper function it will develop normal architecture to support it. Find a chiropractor who does extremities.
Yes Chiropractic offers a multifaceted approach to treating sprained ankles. I recommend seeking out a Sports Chiropractor.
Sprains and strains through out the body respond well to Chiropractic treatment and management.
Yes, there are a few different therapies that will help with a sprained ankle.
Yes, indeed. They may recruit the help of a physical therapist, or they may have in-house physiotherapy. They can advise you on proper care of a sprained ankle and show you exercises to help. Some may give you nutrition advice that will help the ligaments heal. You should find a chiropractor that will take a thorough history and do a comprehensive exam before treating.