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If you have ever twisted your ankle, you might still have some weakness, which could still be causing problems. The most common injury to the ankle is turning it in, such as when wearing high heels and turning it over by stepping on a stone or the edge of a kerb (A line of stone or concrete forming an edge between apavement and a roadway). This is a common ankle sprain.
Your chiropractor will, by careful case history and examination, be able to discover the cause and remedy it accordingly.
Chiropractors recognise that this can be caused by a weakness in the calf and foot muscles and produces distortion such as flat feet, bunions, hammer toes and widening of the fore foot. Although pronation is often a consequence of ankle instability, it can occur on its own through various other factors such as prolonged standing, bad shoes or inherited tendencies. Much is now known about foot pronation and many chiropodists or podiatrists treat it with insoles or othotics. It is important, however, to deal with any mechanical and muscle imbalance problems that may excist and your chiropractor is ideally suited to diagnose and treat the problem. Here at the ISIS clinics we offer to correct the problem and often refer you to our in-house podiatrist. The chiropractors will also advise you on the correct shoe wear and on the right type of exercise to help the condition.