Among the most common injuries that healthcare practitioners and chiropractors see are from damaged or sprained ligaments.
Ligaments are made up of dense connective tissue that holds bones together, supporting every joint in your body. They act to stabilize your joints while at rest and during normal range of motion. Ligaments are important for both stability and mobility in a joint. When a ligament is injured, it disrupts the balance between those two qualities.
This imbalance will lead to an abnormal transmission of forces, which can lead to injury in other tissues around the joint. The most common joints that suffer from ligament injuries are the shoulder, hip, knee, ankle, elbow, and wrist. Research has shown that spinal ligament injuries account for a majority of auto accident injuries, and just like other major joints in the body, they are susceptible to similar outcomes when injured.Continue Reading