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Sprains & Strains Treatment

Overview

Sprains occur when the fibrous tissue connecting 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 on 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 an interview 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.

Recovery

Treat Sprains & Strains with Physical Therapy & Chiropractic Treatment

LifeClinic helps restore, maintain, and optimize human function through chiropractic adjustments and physical therapy. Here are some examples of our treatments:

Chiropractic Care for Strain & Sprain Relief

Our chiropractic treatments are safe and non-invasive methods for alleviating muscle strains or an ankle sprain injury. Our expert chiropractors recommend the following solutions:

  • Chiropractic Adjustments – These adjustments will be applied to your foot, ankle, and other affected areas to relieve symptoms.
  • Functional Rehabilitation – Our rehabilitation treatments target the deep muscles of your foot and hips. This process will help you balance your weight when you move.
  • Nutritional & Lifestyle Counseling – Your personalized plan will include diet and lifestyle changes that can help reduce stress and improve overall health.

Natural Recovery Through Chiropractic Treatments

Minor sprains can be treated at home or be alleviated by taking painkillers. However, some of these medications can have side effects. Severe sprains and chronic muscle strains can’t be treated using rest, ice, compression, and elevation alone, however. Our chiropractic services can help your foot and ankle heal naturally and feel better.

  • Personalized Treatment Plans – Before starting your treatment, you’ll go through an interview and a physical exam at our clinic. We’ll then summarize your findings and base your treatment plan on the results.
  • Integrated Care – Along with chiropractic care, our team will help you manage your condition through physical therapy and rehabilitation.
  • Better Health & Function – Our chiropractic treatments offer several health benefits, including better flexibility and range of motion.

Physical Therapy for Sprains & Strains

Our team of specialists here at LifeClinic conduct physical therapy to treat chronic sprains and foot problems. We can identify these issues through the following tests:

  • Range of Motion Evaluation – Using various tools and methods, our physical therapists will measure the range of motion of your foot or other injured areas.
  • Strength Tests – Our muscle strength tests let us identify the current condition of your muscles. You’ll undergo these tests on your first visit and every therapy session thereafter.
  • Balance Tests – Our physical therapists conduct balance tests to identify whether your injury is causing balancing issues.

Get Strain & Sprain Treatment through Physical Therapy

We offer the physical therapy treatments below.

  • Range of Motion Exercises – Range of motion exercises include passive and active treatments that can help restore your foot and ankle’s function.
  • Strengthening Exercises – These exercises will help you build stronger muscles and improve stamina.
  • Balance Exercises – You might experience changes in balance because of foot and ankle pain. Balancing exercises can help you achieve better stability.

Frequently Asked Questions

Strains are caused by pulling, twisting, or overstretching a muscle or tendon. These injuries can be caused by trauma, overworking the muscles, or improper form when lifting heavy objects. Strains can either be acute or chronic, depending on the severity of the injury. The extent of the injury, meanwhile, can range from an overstretched muscle to a partial or complete tear.

A sprain is an injury best described as the overstretching or tearing of ligaments or bands of tissue that connect two bones. It often occurs in the ankles. A strain also involves injuring the ligaments and tendons due to tearing or overstretching. However, it happens to bands of tissue that attach a muscle to a bone.

When you get sprained, you may hear or feel a pop or tear when you sprain your ankles or wrists. Its symptoms include pain, swelling, tenderness, bruising, and limited movement of the injured joint. These symptoms vary in intensity, depending on the severity of the sprain.

Both injuries heal at different rates. Strains can heal within a few weeks but also come with the risk of reinjury. Common sprains can take about 4 to 6 weeks to heal, or sometimes longer, depending on how severe the injury is.

During the first few days after the injury, rest the strained muscle and apply ice to the affected area. You may also take anti-inflammatory medicine to reduce the pain and swelling. As the pain gradually decreases, you can apply a warm compress. You can also perform light stretching exercises to increase circulation in the injured area.

Other services we offer

At LifeClinic, our approach to treatment is centered on helping you maintain, restore, and optimize your body’s overall function.

We address various pain symptoms including acute pain, chronic pain, and pain caused by an injury or underlying condition.

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