Sprains occur when the fibrous tissue connects two bones to a joint, also known as ligaments, stretches too much or tears. While sprains commonly occur in the ankles, they can also happen in other parts of the body, like the wrists or knees. On the other hand, a strain is caused by a torn or overstretched muscle or tendon. These strains often happen to one’s calves, thighs, or lower back.
Sprains are caused by injuries to the ligaments that connect two bones, while strains or pulled muscles are best described as injuries to a muscle or bands of tissue that attach a muscle to a bone. Both injuries can be either mild or severe.
If not treated properly or immediately, these sprains and strains can lead to further injury. By treating these injuries, you can relieve pain, swelling, and bruising and regain mobility.
Several options are available to help reduce the pain and symptoms. For example, you may want to look into various methods like chiropractic care and physical therapy. Here at LifeClinic, our chiropractic experts offer safe and non-invasive treatments. Our services can help treat your injury, relieve the symptoms, and get your body back in good shape.
First, we’ll conduct a history and physical exam. Then, we’ll summarize our findings to identify the root cause of the pain and risk factors of your injury. We’ll also create a personalized treatment plan based on our findings. Finally, we’ll check your medical history, lifestyle, reasons for seeking treatment, and assess your sprain or pulled muscle injury.
Our chiropractors and physical therapists at LifeClinic will help ensure a smooth and natural recovery. Choosing us will help you get back to your healthy, normal self so you can enjoy your favorite physical activities. We’ll make sure your body is at its best.