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Get Relief from Foot Sprains with Chiropractic Care

Foot diagram
Foot sprains are usually associated with foot pronation (a flat foot).  It is can involve subacute or chronic sprains of the tarsal ligaments.

Causes of foot sprain

  • an abnormal foot subjected to abnormal stresses,
  • a normal foot subjected to abnormal stresses,
  • an abnormal foot, subjected to normal stresses, over an abnormal time.

It is most commonly associated with a pronated foot, therefore associated with hypermobility of the intertarsal joints, with capsule-ligamentous sprains, plantar fasciitis, and painful spasm of intrinsic muscles of the foot.

Symptoms of foot sprains include:

  • aching in the feet, aggravated by walking and standing,
  • aching in the calves (due to muscle spasms of tibialis anterior & posterior and peroneus longus muscles).

Treatments for foot sprains include:

  • Decreasing the time spent walking or standing,
  • Orthotic device,
  • Treat inflammation (ice, ultrasound, anti-inflammatory medications),
  • Soft tissue techniques, massage.

If you would like to discuss you’re treatment options further with us give us a call on 1300 432 639. Our chiropractic services are available at our South Melbourne clinic. We are open late during the week and also open on weekends.

Written by

Dr Woon Jee Tio
Dr Woon Jee has achieved a Double degree Bachelor of Science (chiropractic) and Bachelor of Chiropractic….she treats a diverse group of people that include elite athletes and musicians. Dr Tio’s treatment helped them to quickly recover from injuries or strains and maintain the intense training and practice regime required of them.
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