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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, Chiropractors at CARESPACE in Kitchener Waterloo can help.

Call (519) 208-2273 or book online today.

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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.

CARESPACE can help your LCL sprains

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 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 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.

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.

A 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


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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 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.

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

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

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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!