Hello again, Last week I mentioned and wrote about high ankle sprain injuries to athletes and how it can lead to postural problems and low back pain if the sports chiropractor they work with has not addressed the postural challenges of healing from the sprain. What also needs to be addressed is the need for the re-alignment and adjustment of the bones that were pulled out of place and involved in the sprain.
This is key to have proper running mechanics and be able to restore agility, change direction and cut without pain. The technical term for a bone that is out of place but not fully dislocated is called a subluxation. A tibia and fibula subluxation is common after a high ankle sprain and may be uncomfortable after the actual sprain heals because the bones are still misaligned.
Once the rehab gets out of the acute phase and manipulation can be tolerated the tibia and fibula bones should be evaluated and treated for subluxation to insure proper mechanics of the lower leg and ankle. Restoring the natural motion of the tibia and fibula is a fairly simple process and should not cause any pain when being adjusted. Performing as an elite athlete requires the body to be at its optimum all the time, not just for a couple of plays. The majority of professional athletes use sports chiropractic to make sure they do function at the highest level possible. Cobb Pain & Wellness Clinic works with athletes to help them achieve their performance goals and get to the next level.