Ankle pain can be caused by something as minor as an ill-fitting shoe or as major as an injury. Many kinds of ankle pain originate on the outer, or lateral, side of the ankle. People with ankle pain often complain about difficulty walking or participating in sports. Some types of ankle pain are constant and dull and can be accompanied by imbalance, swelling, stiffness, or tenderness. More serious types of ankle pain can be caused by a sprain, which happens when the ligaments between the bones are stretched or torn. Without medical attention and/or physical therapy, an untreated ankle sprain will often leave your ankle permanently disabled or weak, leaving you open to repeated sprains and other injuries.
Another kind of ankle pain is neuropathic, or nerve-related. This happens when the nerves that pass through the ankle become pinched or stretched, torn, injured by a direct blow, or under pressure.
Other sources of ankle pain include:
A misalignment along the spine means your entire body could be misaligned. This causes the body to compensate, leaning or standing in misalignment, or over compensating by using the opposite side to help alleviate pressure on the misalignment.
Our goal is to make you feel great and enjoy a healthy life without the need for drugs or surgery. We look forward in helping to provide a healthy solution in dealing with your pain. We are here to help you feel better, heal better, and live better. Call now to see how Pinto Chiropractic & Rehabilitation in Williamsburg, Virginia, can help you.
Drs. Anne & Bob
Robert and Anne Pinto started their journey on July 17th, 1989 when they first opened their practice.