Ankles and feet injuries are often thought of as sports injuries. But you don’t have to be an athlete or even a “weekend warrior” to turn your ankle and hurt it. Something as simple as walking on an uneven surface can cause a painful, debilitating sprain.
Ankle injuries can happen to anyone at any age. Half of all ankle sprains occur during a car accident or an athletic activity.
Every day in the U.S., 25,000 people sprain their ankle. And more than 1 million people visit emergency rooms each year because of ankle injuries. The most common ankle injuries are sprains and fractures, which involve ligaments and bones in the ankle. But you can also tear or strain a tendon.
Ankle injuries are defined by the kind of tissue, bone, ligament, or tendon that’s damaged. The ankle is where three bones meet – the tibia and fibula of your lower leg with the talus of your foot.
Acute tendon tears result from a sudden trauma or force. The inflammation of a tendon is called tendinitis. Microscopic tendon tears that accumulate over time, because of being repeatedly over stretched, and don’t heal properly lead to a condition called tendinosis. Tendons can also rupture. Subluxation refers to a tendon that slips out of place.
Injuries to the lower limbs are common in car accidents and collisions. This happens because the extreme force in this some car accidents causes the foot space within the internal car compartment to crush. As the driver and/or passengers resist this force by placing weight on their feet, the energy is absorbed through the ankle and foot.
In fact, right foot injury in a car accident is actually more common than left foot injury because drivers load their weight on the brake pedal with their right foot. This loading weight increases the likelihood of injury as the impact is absorbed through the toes, foot, and ankle.
When the lower limbs are crushed, twisted or stretched unnaturally or absorb the force of a car wreck, the ankles and feet are especially prone to injury. Unfortunately, injuries to the ankles and feet can be very painful. They can also cause permanent limitations on mobility and other impairments.
No one should live with chronic foot or ankle pain because your feet carry you everywhere you need to go. Reducing or eliminating your daily aches and pains could help you get more out of life. If you’ve injured your foot or ankle which has resulted in instability and pain that interrupts your daily life, give us a call. Dr. Hamid Ameri is an experienced and compassionate Chiropractic Doctor who is dedicated to helping patients.
Our team at ChiroMax Health & Wellness is ready to offer a variety of non-invasive treatment options to alleviate your ankle and foot pain and help you find relief and get back to doing the things you love most. Call and book your initial consultation and learn more about our range of therapeutic treatment options today.
We can provide safe, non-invasive treatment for your foot and ankle injuries, trauma, and more. Don’t opt for surgery before exploring all the options available to relieve your pain. Call (713) 22-Ameri (713-222-6374) and schedule your appointment today and start your path of recovery and a healthy living.