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Did you know that simply spraining an ankle and not getting treatment can lead to major problems in the future?

You might think that simply slipping off the sidewalk, or falling off your high heels is just a bit of a pain at the time, and will get better on its own, but if you don’t bother seeking treatment then you could put yourself at risk of problems with gait and how you walk in the future.

Maybe it’s time you changed your mind-set on ankle sprains?

We’ve all done it at some point in the past, turned too fast, gone over on one side on our ankle, worn heels too high which have lead us to appreciate how our ankle can suddenly go from upright to turned over, or simply fallen over on a slippery surface, and we limped away from the incident with our pride a little bruised, but our ankle throbbing. Maybe at the time you couldn’t even walk on the affected ankle, or that it swelled up so much that you couldn’t get your shoe back on. However it happened, it was bound to be painful.

The US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health website reported that around 75{c8a638b1e7709e6694e28f267820d53a0efdb8b78b20236c90a8c073c646f8af} of people who have suffered an ankle sprain in the past, and whom didn’t seek treatment, suffered another sprain in the future or developed problems attached to that incident.

If you’re nodding your head as you read this, because it has happened to you, don’t worry, because help is at hand. Here at Balance Chiropractic, we’re committed to using holistic and gentle chiropractic treatment methods to help right problems within the ankle joint, restoring harmony to the area. Of course, self-treatment at the time of injury can help cut down on the severity, but if that boat has sailed, you may be left with a residual problem which chiropractic could certainly help you with. Epping chiropractor, Dr Gus Gunther, has instilled a sense of individuality to all our treatment here at Balance Chiropractic, so you can be assured that your particular case will be dealt with in order to get the best result for you as an individual.

As individual as you are, a sprain is too, and there are several types which yours could fall into – minor, moderate, or severe. A minor sprain is obviously the least problematic, but even this could require simple treatment to ensure proper healing, with no resulting problems in the future. A severe sprain however could be because of a complete tear in the ankle ligament, which is surprisingly easy to do, and unsurprisingly painful. A severe sprain can mean you literally can’t walk on the affected ankle, with severe pain, swelling, and possible problems in the future if the issue isn’t addressed sooner rather than later.

If you’ve suffered from a recent ankle sprain which has left you with resulting problems, or you’ve had several sprains over a space of time, call the practice now on (02) 9868 2509to arrange an appointment to discuss possible treatment options. There’s no need to put up with the pain and discomfort of a previous ankle sprain, and chiropractic could be the answer to your problem.