A sprained ankle is an injury that occurs when you roll, twist or turn your ankle in an awkward way. This can stretch or inure the tough bands of tissue (ligaments) that help hold your ankle bones together. A sprained ankle occurs when the ligaments are forced beyond their normal range of motion. Swelling and bruising is common with this injury.
Often an x-ray or MRI is not needed unless the patient is unable to bare weight. Treatment is most effective if started within the first 72 hours of the injury to combat swelling. Chiropractic adjustments to the ankle will promote mobility and rehab exercises will restore stabilization that the ankle desperately needs.
The pain associated with Achilles tendinitis typically begins as a mild ache in the back of the leg or above the heel after running or other sports activity. Episodes of more-severe pain may occur after prolonged running, stair climbing or sprinting. You might also experience tenderness or stiffness, especially in the morning, which usually improves with mild activity.