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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