Physical Therapy Treatment for Ligament Sprains in Kansas City
As an active individual, the opportunity to experience a ligament sprain is quite high.
A ligament sprain involves either partial or full tearing of the connective tissue fibers that make up the ligament itself as it connects bone to bone. Ligament sprains can commonly occur during repetitive and/or forceful movements as well as in instances where a joint experiences a rapid, uncontrolled movement, such as twisting an ankle. When a ligament is sprained it predisposes that area to subsequent injuries and makes it more likely to sprain the ligament again. While ligament sprains are often seen in athletes and those participating in recreational activities, they can happen in any, and sometimes unsuspecting, population and event such as stepping off of a curb.
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
- Swelling in the affected and surrounding area
- Redness or bruising around the injured region
- Sensitivity to touch
- Warmth with recent sprains
- Weakness in the affected joint/region
- Feeling of instability or a lack of control of affected area
Treatments for Ligament Sprains
Physical Therapy Treatment for Ligament Sprains in Kansas City from F.I.T. Muscle & Joint Clinic include soft tissue work to the involved area and surrounding areas in order reduce inflammation, decrease pain, and restore normal range of motion. Once the injury has progressed past the acute stage, pain is controlled and joint mobility has been restored, we utilize certain exercises to improve motor control, proprioception, and strength. It’s important that you receive treatment not only for the affected ligament itself, but also for the structures above and below the area in which you are experiencing symptoms in. This will help maximize your recovery.
Our Treatment Process
Our team at F.I.T. Muscle & Joint Clinic utilizes a variety of physical therapy treatments for ligament sprains in Kansas City, including manual therapy, soft tissue treatments, and rehabilitative exercises in our approach to the management of ligament sprains. The first goals of treatment are to decrease pain and restore joint function. Even when the pain has stopped, treatment has not.
With any ligament sprain or connective tissue injury, the body’s ability to tolerate load in that area has been compromised; the affected tissue may still be in a weakened and vulnerable state, predisposing the tissue to re-occurring injuries. Our interventions address not only pain, but restore overall function for lasting changes and aid in further injury prevention, leaving you better than before.
Possible Treatments for Ligament Sprains
For other treatment options, check out our chiropractic services for ligament sprains.
Active Release Technique
Active Release Technique (A.R.T) is one of the leading soft tissue therapies for the treatment of muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves.Learn More
Physical Therapy Rehabilitation Exercise that favors quality movements over quantity of reps is key to restoring proper function.Learn More
Sports Medicine & Performance
Physical therapy sports medicine & performance can help athletes evaluate their in game performance and reduce their risk of injury.Learn More
Frequently Asked Questions
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are you suffering from a Ligament Sprain?
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