Basketball Ankle Sprains
As with all sports, injuries are bound to happen. Unfortunately, in basketball it is quite easy to injure your ankle. The constant bursts, stops, jumping, and twisting can take a burden on our bodies. One misstep or wrong landing can cause a painful injury. Ankle sprains are a very common injury found with basketball players. Fortunately, chiropractic care and kinesiology can help players recover from these types of injuries.
Why Chiropractic for ankle sprains?
Chiropractic care can help reduce pain and speed up the recovery process. With ankle sprains, the foot bones typically shift out of alignment. A chiropractor can perform adjustments and manipulations to help improve the range of motion and mobility. Chiropractic treatment involves more than just work on the joints and bones, they also work on cartilage, ligaments and tendons of the injured area. With ankle injuries, our chiropractors utilize modalities such as ultrasound, IFC, taping and many others. By receiving regular chiropractic treatment, basketball players can also restore their spines to maintain greater health and also improve their overall athletic performance.
Kinesiologists provide rehab and exercise focused treatment to help speed up the process of recovery and to help build strength for long term recovery. Treatment works towards retraining the ankle muscles to regain strength, stability, flexibility, and to restore range of motion. A Kinesiologist will provide you with exercises to aid your recovery process. After an ankle sprain, it is key to strengthen the ankle muscles as they support the joint and also to prevent subsequent sprains from occurring.
Are you a basketball player experiencing ankle pain or suffering from a sprain? If so, chiropractic and kinesiology is your friend! Book in today with one of our amazing Chiropractors and Kinesiologist to start your road to recovery.