A ligament injury is not something you want to let linger. Ligaments are bands of fibrous tissue that connect bones to bones at joints. When a ligament is stretched or strained, it can lead to serious damage if left untreated. It is important to get your injury assessed and diagnosed as soon as possible. While your primary healthcare provider may help reduce the pain, our team of experts at Chiropractic Injury Center NC in Charlotte are here to help you fully resolve the problem.
What Causes Ligament Damage
There are a number of potential causes behind ligament damage. Repeated trauma on a particular joint can lead to this kind of injury. Athletes, both professional and recreational, can experience this kind of injury most commonly in the shoulder and knees, although tears in ligaments around the chest and legs also occur.
Beyond this, a sudden twisting impact might cause ligament damage. For example, an auto accident is one way you might injury yourself and cause knee ligament damage. Knees frequently hit lower dashboards, get twisted by the steering wheel or get pinned by seats moving in the damaged car. If you experience a ‘pop’ in the event of an auto accident, there is a good chance that noise came from a ligament being damaged. If you have been in an auto accident, our team is here to help you properly assess the damage and get you on the path to feeling better.
Once a ligament has been reattached, there is still an extensive amount of recuperation and recovery work needed to be done. Chiropractic care can go a long way in helping the body heal faster and in the correct manner instead of building up scar tissue that can cause problems later in life. With our guidance, physical therapy can strengthen the healing ligament, help it get back to normal function, and restore normal mobility again.
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When it comes to ligament injuries, you do not want to wait around for it to heal on its own. Even if the ligament fuses back to the bone, it may not fuse properly leading to a limit in range of motion. We at Chiropractic Injury Center NC are here to help you with whatever kind of ligament pain or stress you are experiencing. Help your body heal right by consulting our team to find the best treatment option for you. To learn more about how we can help you, please call us today at 704-849-0237 to schedule an appointment.