Accidents happen to everyone occasionally. Sprains and strains differ in their severity and scope from other ailments. Chiropractic care can help you recover from a ligament sprain or a muscle strain.
How Can You Sustain A Sprain Or Strain Injury?
Many physical activities, auto accidents, falls or poor landings and even harmful stretches can result in sprains and strains. As stated by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, sprains, strains, knee injuries, swelling muscles, fractures, shin splints and dislocations are the most typical sports injuries.
Neck sprains and strains happen due to a frequent neck injury called whiplash.
Here are a few causes behind sprains and strains injuries:
- Car accidents
- Sports injuries
- Improper movement/exercise
- Falling or twisting the wrong way
- Overexertion and repetitive motions
A strain is a stretch or tear of a muscle or tendon. A sprain is a stretch or tear of a ligament. A sprain usually results from falling or twisting improperly because the activity puts a joint in an uncomfortable posture and stretches or tears the ligament. Overexertion, trauma or repeated activity are common causes of strains. Performing repetitive actions when playing a sport or at work, starting an exercise regimen that is too demanding or moving objects that are too heavy all contribute to strain.
How Can Professional Chiropractors Help Treat Sprains And Strains?
Chiropractic care focuses on coordinating and realigning the spine. It includes the alignment between the joints, connective tissue, muscles and other body parts with the nervous system. It is essential to help alleviate pain and improve function. It can also aid in removing pain and problems resulting from sprains and strains.
Care can include chiropractic manipulations, physical therapy, therapeutic exercises, targeted pain reduction technology, focused massage and stretching exercises. Chiropractic therapy helps the affected region heal and enables you to heal even more powerfully to lessen future injuries.
A chiropractor will adjust a patient’s bones, ligaments and tendons to ensure they are in the correct positions.
Chiropractors employ a wide range of techniques to relieve pain and discomfort, such as:
- Soft tissue massage
- Electronic muscle stimulation
- Targeted muscle stretches and exercise
- Cold and heat therapy
- Chiropractic manipulation
- Physical therapy and rehabilitation
Dealing with sprains or strains? Get some pain relief by visiting New Tampa Chiropractic and Injury Center in Wesley Chapel, Florida. Call 813-994-6111 to schedule an appointment.