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LCL Sprain Pain Relief

An LCL sprain is an injury to the lateral collateral ligament in the knee, and can range from mild to severe. Whether it’s an injury from work, playing sports, keeping fit or just getting older and not being in the shape we once were, CARESPACE can help.

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The best treatment for LCL sprains in Kitchener Waterloo

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CARESPACE is less than 10-minutes away

Good news – if you’re looking for LCL sprain treatment near you and are in the Kitchener Waterloo area, there’s a CARESPACE multidisciplinary clinic less than 10-minutes away (book by selecting a discipline below). And even better, our evidence-based team is driven to get the results you want so you can be your best.

There are many causes of LCL sprains

The most common cause of LCL sprains is traumatic injuries that occur when players are pushed or pulled sideways with a significant amount of force exerted on the knee joint, such as during sport or other physical activities. Poor muscle control or strength can also increase one’s risk for an LCL sprain. As such, chiropractors often recommend receiving physiotherapy and massage therapy in order to build up strength, improve flexibility, and maintain proper balance in muscles and joints around the knee. This preventative healthcare routine can reduce one’s chances of experiencing an LCL sprain in the future.

Get the best treatment to help your LCL 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 LCL 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.

What is an LCL sprain?

An LCL sprain is an injury to the lateral collateral ligament of the knee. This ligament sits on the outside of the knee, connecting it from the thigh bone to the shin bone near the ankle. It helps stabilize and strengthen the joint against erratic motions. An LCL sprain can be caused by a serious force or trauma in any direction, especially if it involves stretching or bending processes such as hyperextension. An abrupt stop or fall to one side may also lead to an LCL sprain, resulting in swelling and pain around the outer side of the leg or ankle joint. If left untreated, an LCL sprain can become severe and cause long-term instability. It is important to seek medical attention immediately with any suspected signs of this condition.

What are the symptoms of an LCL sprain?

The main symptom of an LCL sprain is pain around the outside of the knee, usually aggravated by movement. Additional symptoms may include swelling, tenderness, and limited range of motion in or around the area. Depending on the severity of the sprain, there may also be a clicking or popping sound in or around the area when putting pressure on it. It is important to seek professional medical treatment if any symptoms arise; this will help ensure optimal recovery and prevent further injury.

What are the treatments for an LCL sprain?

An LCL sprain can be treated with chiropractic care, physiotherapy and massage therapy. Chiropractic care is a form of care that uses specialized treatments such as adjusting, mobilizing and manipulating the spine and joints as well as using rehabilitative exercises to target the affected area and restore range of motion and strength. Physiotherapy helps improve mobility and restores balance in the affected area through stretching, strengthening and joint mobilization exercises. Massage therapy works to reduce swelling, relax muscles and increase circulation which helps speed up the healing process of an injury. All three treatments should be used together for best results and faster recovery times.

Get the LCL sprain treatment that's right for you

Choose Your Chiropractor

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If you are experiencing an LCL sprain a chiropractor may be able to provide some relief. By utilizing various techniques such as joint manipulation and soft tissue techniques chiropractors can help to reduce pain and swelling in the affected area. They may also provide exercises and stretches to improve mobility and prevent future injuries.

Choose Your RMT

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LCL sprains can cause pain and discomfort, but with the help of a massage therapist, you can find relief and improve your healing time. Massage therapy can help to reduce swelling, increase blood flow to the affected area, loosen tight muscles, and improve flexibility and range of motion making it easier to move and perform your daily activities.

Choose Your Physiotherapist

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If you have suffered an LCL sprain, physiotherapy can be a vital part of your recovery. Physiotherapists can offer personalized treatment plans to help reduce pain and swelling, improve range of motion, and increase strength in the affected area.

Not sure which discipline to select?

Chiropractic, Massage Therapy and Physiotherapy can all be effective for LCL 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.

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