When was the last time you paid any attention to your ankles?

When was the last time you paid any attention to your ankles? Probably the last time you misjudged that step off a curb or didn’t see the ditch you were about to walk into and ended up in more pain than you thought fair. Many are surprised when they’re told of the effects dysfunction in the feet can have further up the body, even a stiff big toe can lead to seemingly unrelated issues. We often have patients come to us for low back pain, neck pain, even headaches where the ankles and feet appear to be part of the puzzle. Just recently we had a lady come in with low back, upper back and neck pain. Assessment found her right ankle to be much tighter than the left, even though she had never had any issues with it. As well as treatment that concentrated on her painful areas, we also addressed her ankle. When she came back for her follow up, she expressed surprise at how much better her ankle was feeling, although she had never thought of there being anything wrong with it in the first place. She also reports sleeping better but that’s a story for another time…

Just because you’re not struggling to get out of the bed in the morning, doesn’t mean you couldn’t move and feel better. Contact us for a free 20 minute assessment today.

Written by Alex James DC