Category Archives: Injury

How to Treat Ligament Injuries

In a previous article about ligament injuries, we discussed the process by which a ligament is injured and then the phases of healing. 

What you should do after the injury? More importantly, how do you know if you have a ligament injury? 

Did you tear a ligament or is it just a pulled muscle?

A trained chiropractor or medical provider can assess if an injury resulted in a pulled muscle, or sprain or tear of a ligament.  This is determined through a comprehensive evaluation of the injured area.  Generally, when a ligament is damaged, you will notice pain, swelling, and sometimes bruising.  If the ligament is torn or ruptured, in addition to extreme pain, it may feel loose or weak, like the joint will give out.  Depending on the severity of the injury, the proper course of treatment is essential to ensuring adequate healing.

Most minor ligament sprains will heal on their own if they’re taken care of properly.  In the case of a ruptured or torn ligament, surgery may be required to fix the damage along with physical therapy to regain strength and range of motion. 

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Ligament Injuries and Healing

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…Continue Reading

Managing Chronic Pain During the COVID-19 Pandemic

As you know, Covid-19 is impacting our healthcare system and economy. The long term effects are unknown. As the number of cases rises, the healthcare system will be put to the test. Even though there will be an influx of Covid-19 patients into the hospital and clinical system, patients suffering from other conditions and injuries will…Continue Reading

What is a Bulging Disc and How Can it Be Prevented?

When we think of spraining ligaments or joints we usually think of the ankle or wrist. In reality, most neck and back pain is actually a sprain injury to the posterior wall of one or more spinal discs. Whether this occurs from an injury or trauma is a result of poor habits that have compounded…Continue Reading

Recovering from Injury

Summer is in full swing and with the warm weather most of you are going to be spending more time outside. Whether its running, cycling, hiking, or starting a landscaping project, these activities come with a risk of injury. When an injury does occur soft tissue like muscles, ligaments or tendons are damaged. This occurs…Continue Reading