Sprains and Strains

Sprains and strains are common issues we see in our office. These injuries cause pain and stiffness, which can interfere with your daily activities. At Chiropractic Wellness Center in Humble, we offer chiropractic care for sprains and strains.


Common Causes of Sprains and Strains

A sprain or strain can occur due to a sports injury, an accident, or your daily activities. A sprain happens when a ligament is stretched abnormally. Usually, the weight of your body contributes to a sprain, along with a sudden movement. For example, a sprained ankle can occur if you step on uneven ground, causing your foot to twist while supporting your body weight.

A strain happens when a muscle is stretched too much, which causes tiny tears in the muscle. This can occur if the muscle is supporting too much weight, stretched too far, or overused. For example, improper lifting can cause muscle strain in your back.

Symptoms of Strains and Sprains

Strains and sprains have similar symptoms. Both cause inflammation or swelling, pain, and muscle soreness or pain with movement. Sprains typically cause immediate pain, and bruising is also common. You'll find it difficult to put weight on the affected area. On the other hand, strains cause a lot of stiffness and can lead to muscle weakness as well.

Chiropractic Treatment for Sprains and Strains

Chiropractic care focuses on treating the underlying cause of pain rather than just the symptoms themselves. Treatment begins with a diagnosis. Your chiropractor will perform a physical exam, which may include X-rays or other diagnostic tests. They will also discuss your symptoms, medical history, and lifestyle.

Chiropractic Adjustment

Chiropractic adjustment is typically a part of the treatment for sprains and strains. Your chiropractor will use gentle pressure and thrusts to correct misalignments. Chiropractic adjustments can be performed on the spine or any joint within the body. This can improve range of motion, increase blood flow to the area, reduce inflammation, and relieve pain. Proper alignment also allows the body to function correctly, which reduces your risk of future injury.

Massage Therapy

Massage therapy is another treatment for sprains and strains. It can relieve muscle tension, reduce muscle soreness and stiffness, improve blood flow, and reduce inflammation.

Therapeutic Exercises

Therapeutic exercises can also be beneficial. Your chiropractor will decide which exercises are helpful for you and teach you how to do them. You'll then continue to perform the exercises at home. This can help relieve pain, increase range of motion, and strengthen weakened muscles.

Find Sprains and Strains Treatment at Chiropractic Wellness Center

If you have a sprain or strain in Humble, contact Chiropractic Wellness Center at (281) 540-1018. Our sports chiropractor can provide effective treatment that will relieve pain and help you get back to your normal activities.