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MCL Sprain Pain Relief

An MCL sprain is a ligament injury in the knee joint, caused by overextension or rotation beyond the normal range of motion. 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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There are many causes of MCL sprains

An MCL sprain is a very common injury for athletes, particularly those involved in contact sports such as soccer and rugby. Receiving chiropractic care, physiotherapy, and massage therapy are all effective treatments for an MCL sprain. Chiropractors can diagnose and treat the injury through chiropractic adjustments to reduce pain and stiffness. Physiotherapy techniques such as strengthening exercises and stretching can aid in restoring movement and muscle control which may facilitate faster healing of the ligaments. Lastly, massage therapy releases muscle tension around the affected area to help alleviate pain symptoms throughout the healing process.

CARESPACE can help your MCL 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 MCL (medial collateral ligament) sprain is an injury to a band of tissue (the MCL) that connects the thighbone to the shinbone on the inner side of your knee. This type of sprain occurs when the ligament is stretched or torn, and is often caused by a direct hit on the outside of the knee joint.

Common symptoms associated with an MCL sprain include swelling and tenderness on the inner side of the knee joint, pain when straightening or bending the knee, and limited range of motion. Additional sensations can include warmth and bruising in the area around the injury. It is important to seek medical attention for proper diagnosis if you suspect an MCL sprain. Undiagnosed or untreated instances can lead to chronic problems down the road that require more intensive forms of treatment in order to heal properly.

For treatment of an MCL sprain, there are various chiropractic, physiotherapeutic and massage therapy methods that can be used. Chiropractors will typically use chiropractic manipulation to reduce swelling and increase blood circulation near the strain and joint. Physiotherapy involves treatments such as ultrasound, electrical stimulation of muscles, compression bandages and exercises that help to strengthen weakened muscles as well as balance strength in opposing muscles. Massage therapy is also often applied for improving overall flexibility and focusing on reducing adhesions in the affected soft tissue which can enhance tissue healing. Furthermore, rest is an important aspect of treating MCL sprains, which often includes limiting potentially aggravating activities and using a brace or tape to limit pain-inducing motion.

Get the MCL 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 MCL 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 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!