Soft tissue injuries can occur in your muscles, ligaments, or tendons. They are particularly painful because they are accompanied by inflamed nerves. You can sustain a soft tissue injury through exercise, wrong movements, or repetitive motion. Soft tissue injuries are hard to treat, but your chiropractor is an expert at healing them. Your chiropractor can not only treat your soft tissue injury, but also teach you effective ways to improve your range of movement so that you do not repeat it. Here are three ways your chiropractor can help you recover from a soft tissue injury.
Kinesiotape supports constructive movement and increases circulation.
Kinesiotape, otherwise known as k-tape, is used widely by athletes, and can easily be applied to a soft tissue injury. Your chiropractor identifies the severity of the soft tissue injury and targets the muscle groups that should have promoted movement and those that should have limited movement; this helps to facilitate a constructive healing process. The chiropractor applies the flexible, waterproof tape around the site of soft tissue injury. K-tape helps to promote circulation and allows you to move in ways that will not exacerbate your injury.
Chiropractic adjustments free trapped nerves to reduce pain.
Your soft tissues, including your muscles, tendons, and ligaments, are part of the musculoskeletal system. The alignment of your bones has a direct impact on muscle pain. For example, if you suffer from a whiplash injury, then your muscles are sore and strained; the situation can become worse if your neck is out of alignment with the rest of your spine. Vertebrae that are out of alignment pull on your muscles and put pressure on your nerves. Chiropractic adjustments are non-invasive and allow the doctor to put your spine back into alignment, quickly reducing pressure and inflammation of nerves.
Manual massage or ART send fibrous adhesions back into circulation.
When your soft tissues are injured, the micro-tears in those tissues start to accumulate fibrous adhesions. Collections of adhesions can limit your range of motion and circulation, promoting negative inflammation. Your chiropractor can break up the adhesions by using manual massage or Active Release Technique. This consists of the chiropractor using his hands to identify the site and size of the knot of adhesions, then sending them into circulation by using firm, directed pressure. Although the process can be uncomfortable at first, it is one of the most immediate ways to provide pain relief.Share
1 April 2015
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