Hello again, Our local Atlanta Falcons receiver is suffering from a high ankle sprain which has limited his on field production. This type of injury is severe enough to decrease performance but not so severe where surgical intervention is needed. Typically high ankle sprains occur above the ankle and the pain is mostly felt when the foot or leg is twisted. Some athletes can still participate in sporting events with the sprain but this may run the risk of increasing the time needed for the injury to properly heal.
The R.I.C.E method always applies with what should be done right after sprain injuries. In our office we also provide proper rehabilitation treatment to insure the tissue heals as fast as possible to get our patients back on the playing field quickly and making sure they are healed 100% and in game shape. Therapeutic ultrasound is great for assisting the body’s healing process and can reduce the time out of competition. Contact us if you have injured your ankle and need a great sports chiropractor to help.