The ankle in conjunction with the foot provides support and shock absorption while maintaining balance.
The ankle is a hinge joint made up of the distal ends of the tibia and fibula (lower leg bones) which articulate with the talus bone (located at the top of the foot). There are many ligaments that surround this area to aid in movement and protect the joint.
The ankle is frequently plagued with ligament sprains due to walking or running on changing surfaces. The inversion sprain is the most common. This type of sprain occurs when the foot turns inward as it is being planted on the ground forcing all the weight to roll over the ankle. This can become a chronic condition with repeated ankle sprains, thus making the ankle very weak.
The majority of the population seeks medical help for a quick fix for pain relief. The medications that are prescribed help diminish the pain but do not treat the underlying cause of the dysfunction. The Doctor of Chiropractic looks for these causes.
The Chiropractor will perform an initial consultation and a detailed medical history. After the physical, orthopedic, and chiropractic examinations, radiographs of the area of chief complaint may be warranted for further diagnosis. Based on the findings the chiropractor gives a report of findings and a treatment plan, which will be discussed with the patient. Referrals to other practitioners are made if necessary.
Mass Ave Chiropractic Center
Dr. Daniel LaBell
313 Lunenburg Street, (Rt. 2A - Mass Ave), Fitchburg, MA 01420 - Only 500 yds. North of the John Fitch Hwy -