Ankle sprain is the most common sports injury and affects many athletes’ sports performance during game. It typically occurs when the foot turns inward (inversion), causing over-stretching or tears of the ligaments on the outside of the ankle. A minor sprain can be resolved by using “PRICE therapy”—Protection, Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation, but a moderate to severe sprain requires additional therapies. Without adequate treatment and rehabilitation, the condition becomes chronic, and you may suffer from recurrent ankle sprains.
33 college students in South Africa with recurrent ankle sprains participated in the 4-week study the participants were randomly allocated to receive rehabilitation alone or chiropractic treatment AND rehabilitation. Researchers found that the participants who received both rehabilitation and chiropractic showed better results in the pain scale and the joint motion restrictions. Continue reading Chiropractic Care Helps Athletes Jump Higher!