How a chiropractor can help with a sprain?
A sprain refers to a torn ligament. Ligaments attach the skeletal system and enable movement. When a ligament is pulled the wrong way or stretched too far, it can tear, a painful condition characterized by swelling, large purple bruises in the area, and pain that makes movement difficult. Sprains are particularly common around feet and ankles.
While a sprain can be painful, it can heal with rest and proper treatment. Independence, KS chiropractor Dr. Bret Kelley can examine the area, help make sure no other serious injuries occurred, and find the right method of activity modifications for you. As recovery continues, our chiropractor can also develop a therapy routine with the patient to help regain mobility. Our chiropractor may also be able to identify scar tissue around the sprain and treat them to help relieve pain.