At West Omaha Chiropractic & Sports Injury Clinic in Omaha, NE, we diagnose and treat ligament injuries to preserve the tough bands of tissue that connect your bones and help stabilize your joints. Ligament injuries can cause a lot of pain and inconvenience, but we have been treating them for many years.
Ligament Injury Symptoms
The symptoms of a ligament injury can vary depending on which ligament is injured. But some of the most common symptoms include:
- Inability to move the joint
- A feeling of instability in the joint
Most ligament injuries occur due to a traumatic event, such as a fall or a car accident. They can also be caused by overuse and repetitive motions.
How Does a Chiropractor Diagnose Ligament Injuries?
If you are experiencing any of the symptoms of a ligament injury, our chiropractor will begin by taking a complete history and doing a physical examination with tests such as:
An x-ray allows our chiropractor to see the bones and joints in your body and can help identify any fractures or other injuries.
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
An MRI is a more detailed scan that can help our chiropractor see the soft tissues in your body, including your ligaments.
An arthrogram is a test that uses dye and x-rays to help our chiropractor see the ligaments in your joint.
Ultrasound is a test that uses sound waves to create images of the inside of your body. Our chiropractor uses it to identify injuries to the ligaments and tendons.
Chiropractic Care for Ligament Injuries
Once our chiropractor has diagnosed your ligament injury, they will begin treatment, which may include:
A chiropractic adjustment is a chiropractic treatment involving hands-on or adjustment instruments to help restore normal motion to the joints. It helps treat ligament injuries by improving the function of the joints and reducing inflammation.
Ice and Heat Therapy
Ice and heat therapy are common treatments for ligament injuries where ice can help reduce inflammation and swelling, while heat can help improve blood flow to the area and promote healing.
Ultrasound therapy is a therapy that uses sound waves to help reduce inflammation and promote healing.
Physical therapy is a type of therapy that helps you restore normal movement and function to your joints. It can help improve the strength and stability of your ligaments.
Schedule an Appointment With Our Chiropractor in Omaha for Ligament Injury Treatment
At West Omaha Chiropractic & Sports Injury Clinic in Omaha, NE, we can help diagnose your injury and begin treatment to help you get back to your everyday life. If you are experiencing any of the symptoms of a ligament injury, please call our offices today at (402) 334-4700 to schedule an appointment.