Sprain/strain treatment Beaverton, OR
Sprain and strain treatments in Beaverton Oregon are offered from Catalyst Chiropractic. Sprains and strains are very common injuries that can occur anywhere you have a muscle or a ligament. A sprain is an injury to a ligament. These are tissues that attach one bone to another bone to keep them in their place. When a ligament gets sprained, it is stretched and some of the fibers in that ligament are torn, causing pain and inflammation to occur. A strain is a stretch or tear to a muscle and the fibers that make up that muscle. Strains also are quite painful and result in tightness and inflammation.
There are many different way these types of injuries can occur. In the clinic we see patients experiencing sprains and strains in Beaverton that result from whiplash in an auto accident, athletic injuries like sprained ankles, low back injuries from improper lifting, or from slip and fall injuries. They are rarely life-threatening and may not even cause severe pain, but these types of soft tissue tears can at times take months to heal and tend to reoccur if not properly cared for. The key to reducing recovery time for sprains and strains is to follow the RICE principle: R-rest, I-ice, C-compression (with an Ace bandage or similar), and E-elevate the affected area if it is in the extremities to discourage excess swelling. Then seek professional care for a comprehensive recovery plan.
At Catalyst Chiropractic and Rehabilitation we combine time-tested and evidence-informed therapies in our treatment of both acute and chronic sprain/strains. Our Beaverton chiropractor, Dr. Kip Thompson, employs cold laser, ultrasound, and electrical muscle stimulation modalities to calm acute pain and inflammation. He often uses kinesiotape to support injured tissues and help flush out inflammation. Specific chiropractic adjustments help align injured joints to allow them to heal in their proper place. Functional rehabilitation exercises speed healing and prevent future recurrences. In addition to our chiropractic services, our licensed massage therapist, Jennie Cronin, offers therapeutic deep tissue massages to increase circulation and speed the healing process.
Sprains and strains are nothing to take lightly. They should be treated promptly and effectively using a multi-faceted approach to stop the pain, heal the tissue, and prevent future injury. Let us guide you through this process. Contact us at 503-526-8782.