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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, CARESPACE can help.

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The best treatment for MCL sprains in Kitchener Waterloo

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CARESPACE is less than 10-minutes away

Good news – if you’re looking for MCL 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 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.

Get the best treatment to 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 provides the best treatment options to help heal your MCL 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 MCL sprain?

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.

What are the symptoms of an MCL sprain?

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.

What are the treatments for an MCL sprain?

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

Choose Your Chiropractor

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Through a range of techniques chiropractors can help reduce inflammation, alleviate pain and speed up the healing process of MCL sprains. They can provide guidance on exercises to help strengthen the knee and prevent future injuries.

Choose Your RMT

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Massage therapy can be a helpful treatment method for MCL sprains. Using techniques such as deep tissue massage and trigger point release, massage therapists can alleviate pain, improve range of motion, and increase circulation to the affected area, preventing scar tissue buildup and shortening recovery time.

Choose Your Physiotherapist

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If you’ve experienced an MCL sprain, physiotherapy may be a great option for you. Not only does physiotherapy aim to reduce pain and swelling it can improve the strength and flexibility of your knee. Through specific exercises and stretches physiotherapy can also help prevent future injuries.

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.

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