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ACL Sprain Pain Relief

An Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) sprain usually occurs through a sudden force or pressure on the knee joint that causes stretching or tearing of the ACL. Whether it’s an injury from work, playing sports, keeping fit or just getting older and not being in the shape we once were, Chiropractors at CARESPACE in Kitchener Waterloo can help.

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Effective treatment for ACL sprains

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There are many causes of ACL sprains

Causes of an ACL sprain include change in direction quickly while running, forceful jumping, landing awkwardly from a jump, slowing down while running, receiving contact to the knee while playing sports such as basketball. A chiropractor may be able to diagnose and provide advice on treatment for an ACL sprain. Pain relief strategies such as massage therapy and physiotherapy may be helpful in reducing pain associated with an ACL sprain. Treatments such as braces and medical supports are often recommended to aid recovery of an ACL sprain. Ultimately, rehabilitation and regaining strength is the key to getting back into full physical activity following an ACL sprain.

Get the best treatment to help your ACL sprain

We all know that health and wellness is important, but with so many competing priorities, it’s hard to stay on top of it. CARESPACE provides the best treatment options to help heal your ACL sprain quickly. CARESPACE uses a result-oriented, natural approach to rehabilitation and wellness with your choice of Chiropractic, Massage Therapy and Physiotherapy. CARESPACE practitioners work together to understand both your primary concerns and long-term health goals. Multidisciplinary evidence-based plans are designed to address the root causes and are developed to provide fast and long-lasting relief to ensure you can start living your healthier life today.

An ACL sprain is an injury in which the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears or stretches beyond its normal range of motion. This can occur during any activity that causes a sudden twist, pivot, or change in direction of the knee joint.

Symptoms of an ACL sprain may include swelling and pain in the knee, instability and a feeling of “giving way” when attempting to move the injured knee, and occasionally signs of neurological damage such as tingling or numbness. While rest, ice, compression and elevation are common methods for treating ACL sprains, medical attention should also be sought to properly assess the severity of the injury. Depending on the extent of the tear, more serious treatments may involve physical therapy to regain mobility or even surgery to repair the damaged ligament.

Treating an ACL sprain requires a lot of patience and hard work. Generally speaking, a chiropractor should be your first stop to assess the extent of the injury and provide strategies for rehabilitation. Physiotherapy is crucial in order to rebuild strength and functionality in the knee joint and surrounding muscles. Massage therapy sessions can help reduce swelling, relieve pain, promote healing, and improve mobility. Of course, your chiropractor or physiotherapist can customize these treatments according to your unique needs so that you can be sure you’re getting the most benefit from each session. With dedication and commitment to treatment, it is possible to regain full use of your leg after an ACL sprain.

Get the best ACL sprain treatment that's right for you


chiropractic services

Chiropractors are health care professionals focused on the diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal disorders, with an emphasis on treatment through joint manipulation, exercise and education. Available both in-person or online with TeleCARE.

Massage Therapy

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Massage Therapists use a range of soft tissue and joint stimulation techniques. Massage stimulates blood flow, restores muscle elasticity, and relieves built-up tension to repair your body and allow a calmer outlook on life.



Physiotherapists work with you when you’ve experienced a work or sports injury, or are suffering from a chronic condition. You’ll improve strength, increase range of motion to restore your body’s functionality. Available both in-person or online with TeleCARE.

Not sure which discipline to select?

Chiropractic, Massage Therapy and Physiotherapy can all be effective for ACL sprains. Choose any one of the above. Once the initial assessment has been completed, you will be directed to the discipline and practitioner who will be able to deliver the best results.

Still not sure? Simply give us a call at (519) 208-2273 and we will help find the right therapy for your needs.

You're only 15-minutes away from pain relief!

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Please call us at (519) 208-2273 to talk with our live-answer Reception Team who will be happy to book, reschedule appointments or answer any of your questions, or book online now.

Please call us at (519) 208-2273 or book online today.

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I was suffering from neck pain And numbness Dr. Shannon Webster, BA, DC Chiropractor, is helping me. Acupuncture helps me with pain, enhances my mood. She's fantastic, Dr.
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I cannot recommend Dr. Shannon Webster and Dr. Michael Torreiter enough. Both are super friendly and understanding and it has been an absolute pleasure to have met them and been treated by them.

I have been receiving treatment from Dr. Webster for a few months and I've been feeling much better. I had sever knee, shoulder and back pain. I couldn't squat or do push ups without my joints screaming at me. But now I'm not able to only do all those but also feel stronger. The most important piece is that she listened and took my history of many injuries into consideration. And as a dancer, I couldn't have asked for a better chiropractor who not only helped me feel better but also understood my needs.

I also brought my grandmother to Dr. Torreiter for her back pain for acupuncture. He was extremely kind, understanding, compassionate and everything that I could ask for. He made her feel comfortable and explained every step during each treatment. He made sure that she was well taken care of and also made other important referrals that lead to her recovery.

So far I have referred my whole family to these two wonderful individuals and everyone's experience has been equally great. Thanks to them we all are doing much better!