Chiropractic Care for Sprains & Strains in Encino
Non-Invasive Treatment & Rehabilitation
Sprains and strains are typically minor injuries that people from all walks of life regularly encounter as the result of accidents, overuse, the natural effects of aging, and sports or physical activity. Whether acute or severe, sprains and strains can negatively impact one's quality of life, preventing them from engaging in hobbies and limiting their ability to navigate daily tasks. A natural approach to treating these conditions can aid the recovery process without posing the risks associated with medications or surgical procedures. If you or your loved one has been suffering from a sprain or strain of any body part, then you can take comfort knowing that our Encino chiropractors have the experience and resources to provide safe and effective treatment options.
Sprains refer to injuries affecting ligaments, which are the connective tissue linking bones and joints. Sprains often occur when ligaments are torn or stretched beyond their natural position. They may also occur when sudden twisting forces are applied to joints bearing weight, which is a common scenario in many sports injuries and slip and fall accidents. Common symptoms of sprains include pain, swelling, bruising, and difficulty with movement. After targeting the origin of the strain, our chiropractors can manipulate the affected area to increase range of motion, flexibility, and strength, all of which aid the body in naturally reducing inflammation and pain, as well as the healing of tissue and ligaments.
Strains are tears in the tissues of muscles, most commonly the muscles that support the calf, thighs, hamstrings, groin, and shoulder. Strains can cause immediate pain at the time of injury, as well as swelling, stiffness, tenderness, or soreness of the muscles. In addition to conservative care methods such as ice and rest, chiropractic care can be used to stretch, strengthen, and improve the range of motion in affected areas, thereby aiding the recovery process. According to several studies, joint manipulation has proven more effective in treating strains than medication alone.
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Although some may not believe that sprains and strains are severe enough to warrant medical attention, people suffering from these conditions are well aware that recovery can be a long and arduous process. By harnessing the body's natural potential to heal, chiropractic care can safely and effectively aid in recovery and can provide the foundation needed to reduce the risks of future recurrence. At Atlas Health Care Center, our doctors and specialists take a multi-disciplinary approach that provides patients with lasting results naturally and without the need for invasive procedures or medications. If you would like to learn more about the ways in which our team treats sprains and strains, or if you wish to discuss your available treatment options, then please contact an Encino chiropractor from our center today.