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Can Your Suwanee Chiropractor Help with Ligament Damage?

Written By Caputo Chiropractic Center on December 21, 2020

Ligament DamageA ligament is a band of tissue that connects the bones and joints. 

It isn’t uncommon to experience leg, arm, or back pain due to a strained or torn ligament. Today, you’ll learn what can cause ligament damage and how to prevent it. You’ll also learn how your Suwanee chiropractor can ease the pain of a ligament injury. 

What Causes Ligament Damage? Can It Be Prevented? 

Ligament damage typically occurs when the fibers are stretched beyond their capacity. You can strain or tear a ligament while exercising, engaging in sports, working, or doing just about any activity, especially while cold. 

How can you tell if you have a ligament injury? Some symptoms include: 

  • Twisting your ankle and feeling pain
  • Spending too much time on your knees and experiencing pain
  • Numb fingers
  • Shooting pains down your arms

It is possible to prevent ligament damage. Simply move with care. Be careful when lifting heavy items. Warm-up before a workout, even if your workout is just stretching or yoga. When you warm up your body, the soft tissues are more flexible.

What Your Suwanee Chiropractor Can Do about a Ligament Injury

Oftentimes, when you damage ligament tissue, the tissue can impinge upon nerve tissue. The result – burning, tingling, numbness, and pain. 

Your Suwanee chiropractor can treat a pinched nerve with chiropractic adjustments, as well as spinal decompression therapy

If you’ve torn a ligament, your chiropractor can address your needs with the above treatments in addition to: 

  • Ice/heat therapy
  • Massage therapy
  • Lifestyle recommendations
  • Stretches and strengthening exercises. 
  • Laser therapy (to promote healing of damaged tissue on the cellular level)

You can expect to feel relief within one to six weeks. Full recovery takes about three to 12 months.

Don’t Wait – Contact Your Chiropractor Right Away

It can be tempting to try and wait out an injury, especially if the pain doesn’t seem that significant. Unfortunately, if you’ve experienced a ligament injury, you’ve already sustained damage. Failing to treat the damage can result in further breakdown and increase your risk of long-term damage. 

Dr. Thomas Caputo knows what it’s like to sustain a serious injury. With years of experience and training, as well as understanding what it’s like to be in pain, Dr. Caputo wants to help you live your healthiest life. You can’t do that if you’re in pain. Contact our office today to get relief!

Are you in pain? Do you suspect a ligament injury? We can help! Contact our office at 770-962-0559 to schedule an examination.

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