Acupuncture for Ankle Pain – Houston, Texas

The ankle is comprised of many bones, tendons, ligaments and muscles. While it is strong and flexible enough to easily bear and support the weight of the human body, the ankle may suffer from pain or injury due to its important workload. Pain may occur along the Achilles tendon on the back of the ankle, or on the inside or outside of the ankle joint. Whenever there is unusual pain at the ankle, arranging a consultation with a licensed health care provider can help uncover chemical-free methods of addressing both the underlying cause of the discomfort and the pain itself.

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Common Causes of Ankle Pain

In most cases, ankle pain is caused by injuries such as sprains and ligament tearing or stretching. While these injuries are often related to sports, they can also occur from recreational events, work activities, overuse or even by taking a misstep. Ankle pain might also occur as a result of direct injuries to ankle bones, tendons or muscles in the ankle area. Common ankle conditions include:

  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Stress fractures
  • Strains and sprains
  • Broken ankle bones
  • Broken foot bones
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Gout and other inflammatory conditions
  • Osteo-arthritis

Acupuncture Treatment for Ankle Pain

Acupuncture provides an effective and safe alternative to traditional medical care that may include invasive procedures or drug treatments. In addition to relieving the sometimes severe pain of ankle conditions, acupuncture can also address and correct the underlying cause of the discomfort. By focusing on the acupuncture points in the foot and ankle area, Chinese medicine seeks to find imbalances or blockages in Qi meridians and restore them to proper functionality.

During an ankle injury’s early stages, acupuncture promotes healthy blood flow to the affected area. The treatment results in reduced or eliminated pain, relief from swelling and improved strength and movement of the ankle. If the ankle injury is not addressed until after the ankle has weakened and become more rigid, acupuncture helps relax the ankle‚Äôs tendons while restoring strength and mobility. During all stages, acupuncture strengthens the ankle as well as the body and promotes improved functioning, allowing the body to heal.

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If you suffer from ankle pain and can’t seem to find a solution, consider turning to the experts. Use the form below to contact the Acupuncture & Nutrition Clinic and find out how to live a natural, safe and pain-free life.