If you or a loved one pulled a muscle and now has a muscle strain injury, our chiropractors at Specific Care Chiropractic want to treat you. We practice several chiropractic adjustment techniques and physiotherapy to treat our patients. We also build recovery plans to help them regrow muscle strength and flexibility.
We have multiple facilities in Florida, including Fort Myers. You can schedule your first Fort Myers muscle strains treatment appointment with us, and we’ll begin discussing how you obtained your injury and how long you have experienced pain and other negative symptoms. We will also discuss other aspects of your medical history and personal lifestyle so that we can build a treatment plan right for you.
We Use Chiropractic Care to Address Musculoskeletal Injuries Like Muscle Strains
Many people associate chiropractic care with spine-related injuries; however, this form of medical treatment can also relieve pain in the muscles, tendons, and ligaments. For example, if you suffered a muscle strain in your lower back, we may use a side posture chiropractic adjustment technique to alleviate pain in that area as well as other parts of your spine.
Our chiropractic techniques include:
This is a standard technique for spinal manipulation. It addresses joint cavitation, which occurs when the synovial fluid inside your joints releases gas, usually after being thrust out of alignment in your spine.
This is an altered form of the diversified technique that allows patients to sit upright in a chair. This addresses injuries in the neck and shoulders, but it can also help patients who suffer from lower back pain.
As mentioned, the side posture technique sets patients lying down on their side with one knee bent forward. This technique alleviates pain in the lower back or pelvic area.
Thompson Drop-Table Technique
This technique was developed by Dr. J. Clay Thompson and involves performing chiropractic adjustments on a drop-table.
If you suffered a muscle strain in your neck or head, we may use the knee-chest technique to address these injuries. Patients lie their chests on the adjustment table for this technique.
Extremity manipulation involves performing adjustments on parts of the skeletal system located outside of the spine, which includes the hips, shoulders, elbows, knees, hands, and feet. These areas often experience muscle strains during sports and labor activities, so we may use this treatment to address your pain.
For patients who might be sensitive to chiropractic adjustments, we can use the toggle recoil technique, which is a gentler approach. This technique can be good if your injuries are relatively minor and do not need extensive manipulation for treatment.
Our facility can explain these techniques in more detail before any of our physicians perform them on you. We believe in keeping our patients comfortable, so if you ever have questions about your treatment plan, we are more than happy to answer.
Physiotherapy Can Help Muscle Strain Patients Rebuild Damaged Tissue
Physiotherapy, also referred to as physical therapy, is a crucial form of treatment for muscle strains, as these therapies help regenerate muscle tissue. Patients can regain mobility in the affected area, then gradually build strength and flexibility in their tendons, which allows them to return to regular activities, like work or exercise routines.
We often utilize these physiotherapy techniques to treat muscle strain injuries:
Our physicians use massage to encourage blood circulation, muscle elasticity, and tissue regrowth.
Stretching and Strengthening Exercises
As your tendons and muscles heal, you will need to implement safe exercises to strengthen these parts so that you can return to previous activities. For example, if you experienced a muscle strain in your foot, we may teach you foot and leg stretches. You can do these to walk without experiencing discomfort during your recovery.
Ultrasound therapy involves targeting the injury area with sound waves. These soundwaves encourage tissue regrowth through stimulation and can help relax muscles.
Electrical Muscle Stimulation (E-STIM) Therapy
E-STIM therapy functions similarly to ultrasound therapy but uses electric pulses instead. These pulses are light and target damaged tissue directly to accelerate the healing process. If your muscle strain also has nerve damage surrounding the injury site, this therapy can help reduce nerve pain.
Our Fort Myers facility may also direct you to our Rehab Room to show you how to perform exercises at home without causing further harm to your body. This can also help us see where we can improve your treatment regimen based on which exercises you struggle with or are no longer meeting your needs.
Is Physiotherapy Effective?
Yes. The Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics published a report on a study that found that patients with lower back or neck muscle strains who participated in physiotherapy greatly reduced their pain levels, whether their pain was acute or chronic. Results also found that patients with mechanical neck pain experienced fewer headaches and reduced pain-related disability.
Get Fort Myers Muscle Strains Treatment at Specific Care Chiropractic
At Specific Care Chiropractic, we can treat your muscle strain and help you regain mobility in the affected area. Call (239) 932-5314 today or contact us online to schedule your first appointment. You will receive a physical exam and direct consultation with one of our physicians about how you sustained your injury.
Depending on the severity of your injury, we may also request X-ray scans to use as a reference when building your treatment plan. Our Fort Myers facility is located at the corner of Evans Avenue and Winkler Avenue near Metro Park. We look forward to helping your start your physical recovery.