(Keywords: ANKLE JOINT PAIN, chiropractic, foot pain, ankle sprain treatment, Ankle Joint Pain CaseFile )
Ankle pain can be very simple, and it can be very complex. Because it's a highly complex joint. Well, not one joint! There are 7 ankle cum midfoot bones. The
It really is complex. The cuboid bone for example, articulates with six other ankle bones. Six joints to injury, and that's just the cuboid on the side of the foot.
They articulate with each other, with two leg bones: the tibia and the fibula; and the bones of the forefoot. In total there are 29 joints in each foot, and what's more the feet have to work in harmony with each other. It's complex! And feet can hurt, believe you me. It's no coincidence that the Japanese would choose the feet when they wanted to know all your secrets!
This is the joint that causes needle-sharp ankle pain when you try to walk on a sprained ankle. The subluxated talus is probably the easiest joint for your chiropractor to reduce after you have injured your ankle. It's basic Chiropractic ankle sprain treatment.
The Talo-Calcaneus Joint
= Subtalar Joint
This joint too may be subluxated in the ordinary ankle sprain. If it's not reduced after injury, it causes ankle and foot pain in the future. Actually it's really three joints in itself.
I treat the consequences of an unreduced subtalar joint every day - people with miserable foot pain; that subtalar joint subluxation changes they way they walk causing problems, not only in the ankle, but up the kinetic chain - in the knee, the hip, the sacroiliac joint, and yes probably all the way to the atlas in the neck (C1).
The Cuboid bone and ankle sprain treatment
ANKLE JOINT PAIN
Notice how the cuboid on your reading left (actually the right foot) in this CT scan has been severely subluxated. This lady hasn't been able to put her heel on the ground for 11 years. And she's only 36 years old. Whilst any one of the tarsal bones can be injured, I find in practice that the cuboid bone is often the key to many ankle injuries. Perhaps because it articulates with the
ie. with six other bones. It's often affected for example if you kick a chair or cupboard with the little or 4th toe. That drives the metatarsals forcibly up against the cuboid.
Just like any other joint, if a fixated joint is not reduced, it will
lead inexorably to Immobilisation Arthritis. Within these so-called
synovial joints there is fluid sloshing about carrying vital nutrients
to the hyaline cartilage that lines the bones. You can see the arthritis
very clearly in the CT above in the talo-navicular joint. That's what
happens to fixated joints that are not reduced. IMMOBILISATION ARTHRITIS ...
This is not intended to be an exhaustive treatise on chiropractic help for ankle joint pain. Any one of the ankle joints can be injured in skiing, football, skating, just an ordinary slip and fall on the street. Each needs to be carefully examined and evaluated to prevent the onset of foot pain and chronic arthritis in the ankle. Often the services of other health professionals will be needed. Severe fractures can occur ...
But, once the surgeon has finished his/her work, and the bones have healed, get your ankle to your chiropractor, otherwise severe immobilisation arthritis is likely. Ankle and foot PAIN with a capital P.
Every chiropractor has his/her favourite techniques. The technique is
not important - getting the subluxations in your foot reduced after
injury is what is important.
ANKLE JOINT PAIN CaseFile
Every chiropractor could write screeds of casefiles, but this one is little short of miraculous. Chiropractic help.
ANKLE JOINT PAIN CASEFILE ...
There are probably very few chiropractors, if any, qualified to treat an ankle fracture, but once that cast comes off reduction of any other concomitant subluxations (such as in the subtalar joint), and rehab of the soft tissues to prevent "functional instability"... ANKLE FRACTURE ...
BUYING RUNNING SHOES
Whether you love to shop, or simply hate it, take your time when buying shoes. If you buy a shirt that ultimately doesn't suit you, it won't actually affect your health. But BUYING RUNNING SHOES will have a direct bearing on your health. So, take your time, or... stay at home!
Quite apart from foot pain, you could well have a SPRAINED ANKLE to contend with, and ANKLE SPRAIN TREATMENT doesn't come cheap. Not if the subluxated cuboid, calcaneus or talus has to be reduced and the whole ankle rehabilitated. Lots of pain too, rather spend the time buying shoes that fit you properly.
NATURAL ANTI INFLAMMATORY AGENTS
Whilst not powerful like drugs, olive oil, omega-3 fatty acids, ginger, tumeric all have anti inflammatory properties. Short term, you may decide to ignore the dangerous side effects of anti inflammatory drugs, but if you need an anti inflammatory effect long term, then it's not unrealistic to add Olive Oil benefits, or purchase yourself a small coffee grinder and sprinkle a table spoon of freshly ground Flax seed nutrition information onto your cereal every morning. It's virtually tasteless and inexpensive.
Fish oil softgels (1000mg) are also an excellent natural anti inflammatory agent.
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Interesting challenges of the day
1. Mr B has the trophy for the most acute neck in February. He has quite advanced lower neck arthritis for a forty year old, thanks to a severe fall on the head from a trampoline. But this is upper cervical pain. Right rotation is simply impossible. Luckily he is improving rapidly, eighty percent better he says after three treatments. See cervical facet syndrome.
2. Mrs C is a new patient with a long history of lower back pain, hip pain and pain in both feet. We'll see how we get on, Rome wasn't built in a day.
3. Miss U sprained her ankle two months ago, wearing high heels. She still has severe mid foot pain. Xrays and perhaps a CT scan.
4. Mr V is 86 years old and hurt his back helping his wife into the car. Just one treatment of the sacroiliac joint and he's eighty percent better. It's not always like that.
5. Mr W lay on his back knocking down a pillar. Turning his head causes severe vertigo. He needs the Epley exercises, not pills, research shows. Update, he's fine.
6. Mrs X, a young mother has severe lower back pain, with numbness down the posterior thigh, calf and side of foot. It started after a long drive in the car. Update, she's forty percent less painful after four treatments, but the leg is still numb. Update two; she 60% better, but it's slow and is going to take the full 6 weeks to heal. Further update; a setback, after lifting her child she now has leg pain. It's going to the be difficult.
7. Mrs Y, a 70 year old woman is on maintenance care fo a nasty lumbar stenosis despite having to do everything at home. Her husband has a hospital acquired infection in the shoulder. After 4 operations he is incapacitated and going rapidly down hill.
8. Mrs Z, an 78 year old woman is doing remarkably well with a bad sciatica. But at over 200 lbs she is not losing weight, in fact gaining despite my suggestions. She's high risk for a stroke. Referral to a dietician to crack the whip.
9. Mr A, a 73 year old engineer, still working, is doing fine after a long episode of lower back pain. Some pain on the side of the hip remains after five treatments. Reassured him it's not hip arthritis.
10. Mrs B, a 64 year old woman has had Scheuermanns disease; it's left with a spinal kyphosis and chronic middorsal pain. She responds well to chiropractic treatment, provides she come every six weeks or so for treatment.
11. Mr C, a young engineer fell off his mountain bike injuring his cervical spine and pelvis. Luckily both responded very quickly to a few chiropractic adjustments. Update: his neck is sore again. It all goes back to a whiplash injury ten years ago when he was rammed by a fully laden truck carrying a load of stone. Time for Xrays.
12. Mrs D, a middle aged woman with hip pain of one year duration, despite other treatment. Xrays reveal an impingement syndrome and early hip arthritis. There's much to be done.
13. Both Mrs E and I can't believe how much better her lower back and leg pain are. Surgery for a scoliosis and spondylolysthesis three years ago helped greatly for one year. But then her leg went lame and weak. He was responded extremely well despite all expectations.
And so the day goes. Chiropractors shouldn't be treating the elderly? Bunkum.
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