Strains and Sprains

Treatment for Strains and Sprains at West Omaha Chiropractic & Sports Injury Clinic

Strains and sprains aren't quite the same thing, but these joint injuries can have similar symptoms—from acute pain and nagging stiffness to instability in the joint. Whether you're struggling with an acute sprain or a chronic strain condition, you want to get that problem dealt with effectively, non-surgically, and without depending on painkillers. West Omaha Chiropractic & Sports Injury Clinic comes to the rescue by providing safe, non-invasive treatment for the patients in Omaha and the surrounding area.

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Understanding Strains and Sprains

Strains and sprains are both injuries to the connective tissues that surround, reinforce, or articulate a joint. The main difference between these two injuries is the specific type of tissue involved. A sprain is a stretching, twisting, or tearing of a ligament, a tough connective tissue that attaches one bone to another while still allowing for movement. A strain involves the tearing or stretching of a tendon or muscle. Tendons attach muscles to bones so that when the muscles contract or relax, a body part will move at the joint.

Strains and sprains may exhibit many of the same symptoms, including sharp or dull pain at the injury site, swelling, and difficulty moving the joint. But, sprains may also show bruising at the injury site, while strains may include muscle spasms among their symptoms. Sprains generally occur as the direct result of the joint being suddenly and violently overstressed. The twisting of an ankle joint is one of the common sprain injuries. Strains may also occur as acute injuries, or they may develop gradually due to constant overuse of the tissues. Repetitive motions at work or in sports, for example, can cause tiny tears to accumulate in muscles or tendons until you experience chronic inflammation.

Drug-Free Relief and Healing at Our Omaha Clinic

Whether you have a sprain or a strain, our chiropractors can help. X-rays and an analysis of your symptoms can help us identify the exact location and nature of your problem. We can then devise a customized treatment plan featuring drug-free methods such as:

  • Chiropractic adjustments to correct imbalances that may be causing or aggravating chronic strain
  • Acupuncture to relieve pain naturally
  • K-Laser therapy to help damaged tissues heal and reduce inflammation
  • Massage therapy to increase blood flow and fluid drainage at the injury site

Contact Us Today to Get Those Joints Working Again

Don't let a strain or sprain limit your ability to experience everyday life in the city of Omaha or surrounding areas. Call West Omaha Chiropractic & Sports Injury Clinic today at (402) 334-4700 to schedule a treatment session.