Ligament Sprain Treatments in Kansas City
Whether you’re a runner, golfer, tennis player, soccer player, weightlifter, recreational athlete, fitness enthusiast, or on a professional sports team, the opportunity to experience a ligament sprain is quite high.
A ligament strain involves tearing to the connective tissue fibers that make up the ligament itself. It is not uncommon to see a ligament sprain or injury in any circumstance where one does a task repetitively and forcefully or experiences a rapid, uncontrolled movement (such as rolling an ankle). If you believe you may be dealing with or have been diagnosed with a ligament sprain, getting the proper treatment will not only improve your outcomes of fully restoring function in the affected region but also minimize the likelihood of experiencing the same injury again.
Pain and Symptoms of a ligament sprain may include (depending on the ligament and area affected):
Muscle aches and pain in the surrounding muscle groups
Inflammation in the affected region, including the ligament itself
Tenderness to touch
Increased temperature (if the injury was recent)
Weakness in the affected joint/region
Poor control of affected area and a feeling of instability
Treatments for Ligament Sprains
Treatment for ligament sprains in Kansas City from F.I.T. Muscle & Joint Clinic include soft tissue therapy to the surrounding area to restore range of motion; interventions for pain and excessive inflammation management; motor control and proprioceptive exercises; and strengthening exercises. It is important that you receive treatment not only for the affected ligament sprain itself, but also for the surrounding structures above and below the area you are experiencing symptoms in, as this will negatively affect your long-term outcomes with treatment if overlooked.
Our Treatment Process
Our team at F.I.T. Muscle & Joint Clinic knows that at the heart of any ligament or connective tissue sprain or injury, the body’s ability to both generate and receive loads in the affected tissue has been compromised, and this applies to both minor and major sprains. This means that even if the pain has stopped, the affected tissue may still be in a weakened and vulnerable state, predisposing the tissue to re-occurring injuries.
We utilize a broad variety of treatment interventions, such as manual therapies and rehabilitative exercises, to not only address pain but restore the function of the tissue and surrounding regions for lasting changes, leaving you better than before.
Possible Treatments for Ligament Sprains
For other treatment options, check out physical therapy for ligament sprains.
Active Release Techniques
Our Active Release Technique (A.R.T.) in Kansas City is the leading soft tissue therapy to treat muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia, and nerves.Learn More
Chiropractic Rehabilitation Exercises
Our Chiropractic Rehabilitation favors quality of the exercise movement over quantity of reps as the key to restoring proper function.Learn More
Frequently Asked Questions
What's the average knee ligament injury recovery time?
Knee ligament recovery time varies significantly depending on the severity of the injury and the location as well as the individual.
I have a grade 2 knee sprain. Can a chiropractor help?
Yes, the chiropractors at F.I.T. will treat the surrounding tissue using manual therapy techniques and will guide you through various stability exercises both for the knee and other parts of the body where there may be dysfunction which led to your original injury. Both the manual therapy and exercises will help in rehabilitating your knee sprain while decreasing the chance for re-injury.
are you suffering from a Ligament Sprain?
Take a couple of minutes to tell us about your symptoms and pain areas. Prefer to chat over the phone? Call us for a free phone consultation.
Visit your local F.I.T. Chiropractor
Meet the team at any of our 10 locations: Lee’s Summit, Leawood, Crossroads, Paola. Blue Valley, Olathe, Overland Park, Liberty, Kansas City, & Shawnee.