IASTM is a soft tissue technique that uses a small instrument on your injured or sore area to encourage healing and restoration in myofascial adhesions. This treatment is helpful for more delicate injuries such as the all common sprained or rolled ankle. Chances are you have experienced this whether you are an athlete or not. Sometimes our feet don’t move the way we want to and one wrong step could mean you are now spending time recovering from it.
What Happens When You “Roll” Your Ankle
When you “roll” your ankle you will be feeling pain all around your ankle but may be unsure of what type of sprain or how severe it is. A general rule of thumb to keep in mind is if you have pain around the soft tissue of your ankle but not over the bone, it is more likely that you have a sprain and not a break. While you heal or wait for your appointment try using hot and cold therapy support for pain relief.
One of the most common sprains is a lateral ankle sprain. This is the type of sprain that happens when you slip off a step, step off a curb in a funny way, and generally when you land on your foot when it facing inward can cause it to roll. When your ankle rolls, the ligaments on the ankle are stretched causing injury and pain
You might also experience…
- Bruising or swelling
- Discomfort when standing or walking
- Pain on the inside or outside of your ankle
Getting IASTM Treatment for a Sprained Ankle
This treatment is designed to target soft tissue pathologies and improve the injury. The IASTM tool allows us to focus on the injured area and manually work through the soft tissue releasing musculoskeletal adhesions and fascia build up. IASTM ultimately helps improve mobility and accelerates the healing process.
The Best Ankle Sprain Treatment by San Francisco Chiropractors
When our doctors work with your injury they will spend time assessing the area and the areas around it. It is important for the entire body to be in balance in order for it to heal itself properly. If you have a sprained ankle and or any injury that is struggling to heal, we can help get you pain relief and back on track!
Contact us to schedule your appointment and give us a call 415-639-9166 with any questions about our chiropractic treatments!