Ligament Injury Treatment
Your musculoskeletal system relies on tough bands of tissue known as ligaments to hold adjacent bones together. Unfortunately, wherever ligaments play a role in mobile parts of the body, such as joints, excessive motion can cause painful tears known as sprains. If you have sustained ligament injuries, you can get treatment without turning to pain medications or invasive surgeries. At Auto Accident Spinal Rehab in Pasco, WA, our chiropractor provides natural treatment options for ligament injuries and other painful conditions.
Causes and Types of Ligament Injuries
You have numerous ligaments all over your body, from the tissues that keep your jawbone anchored to your skull to the strong, sturdy ligaments that permit motion in your weight-bearing joints. As tough as these fibrous bands may be, however, they aren't indestructible. The sudden application of excessive force can cause a joint to bend past a ligament's capacity, tearing the ligament's fibers in an injury called a sprain. Whiplash from an auto accident, for instance, can sprain your neck ligaments, while a sharp lateral cut on the football field can tear the ACL ligament in your knee. Ankle sprains commonly occur in people who twist their ankles on uneven terrain. You can also suffer ligament injuries in your wrist, thumb, or back. Acute sprains cause pain, swelling, bruising, and instability in the affected joint.
Not all ligament damage involves acute injury. Repetitive motion or musculoskeletal imbalances can place ligaments under chronic stress, creating constant low-grade pain, stiffness, and inflammation. One common example involves inflammation of the plantar fascia along the sole of the foot, a condition called plantar fasciitis.
Treatment and Prevention with Chiropractic Care
If you are experiencing ligament pain or suffered an injury, you don’t have to take pain medications or get surgery. Our Pasco, WA chiropractor can play an important role in helping you heal and recover from ligament injuries. When you visit our facility, our chiropractor will perform a physical exam and other tests to examine your injury. After a diagnosis, we will create a personalized treatment plan for you.
You may benefit from chiropractic adjustments that shift displaced bones back into their normal positions, relieving pressure on damaged ligaments. Our chiropractor will give you stretching and strengthening exercises to aid in your recovery process.
We provide other therapies to help ligaments heal, including cold laser therapy, myofascial release, massage therapy, therapeutic ultrasounds, and physical rehabilitation. Physical rehab can even help you avoid future ligament injuries.
Schedule an Appointment for Ligament Injury Treatment
If you are experiencing ligament pain, you don’t have to continue suffering. At Auto Accident Spinal Rehab in Pasco, WA, our chiropractor offers natural treatment methods for ligament injuries. Call us today to schedule an appointment.