Treating Your ACL Injury at Ringer Chiropractic In Tracy, CA
Sudden knee trauma causes serious pain, but it also causes inflammation that prevents your tissue from healing itself. Our Tracy chiropractor, Dr. Donald Ringer, understands that your body is a complex, interconnected system. He uses all-natural chiropractic techniques to reduce this inflammation and treat related leg and back pain. If you have an ACL injury, we may be able to treat your symptoms and promote healing with a variety of chiropractic treatment methods.
What is an ACL Injury?
At Ringer Chiropractic, we want our patients to understand the source of their symptoms, so that we can work toward a long-term solution together. You may have heard about this type of injury benching your favorite athlete or sending your friend into surgery. But what, exactly, is an ACL injury? Well, it helps to start with the ACL itself.
If you have an ACL injury, it means your anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) – the knee ligament responsible for connecting your thigh and shin bones – has been twisted and possibly torn. This ligament usually cushions the impact of landing and provides lubrication for twisting and turning, but if you turn your knee too far or land on your knee too hard, the ligament that connects the two bones cannot handle the stress and may sustain damage as a result.
How Our Tracy Chiropractor Treats ACL Injuries
Depending on the severity of your ACL injury, we may be able to help you heal with a custom regimen of chiropractic and therapeutic techniques. Of course, we will evaluate your injury carefully and run several tests to determine the extent of your tissue damage before getting started. If we think you're a good candidate for ACL treatments from our Tracy chiropractor, we may offer some of the following solutions:
- Physical exercises to prevent muscles from losing tone or tightening
- Ice and heat to reduce inflammation, which relieves pain and gives the ligament a chance to heal
- Chiropractic adjustments to relieve tension related to your ACL injury, including pain in the lower back, hip, foot, and ankle due to the trauma
- Soft tissue massage to reduce inflammation and promote healing
Chiropractic Sports Rehabilitation in Tracy
Of course, your ACL injury may be related to or accompanied by a variety of other injuries. If you participate in high-impact or high-level sports, you may benefit from chiropractic sports rehabilitation at our Tracy clinic. Whether your symptoms are caused by chronic or sudden trauma to your musculoskeletal system, we will find a solution that promotes healing and helps you recover. Our custom chiropractic treatments include spinal manipulations that relieve inflammation after sports injuries or reduce tension caused by repetitive injuries.
At Ringer Chiropractic, we want you to get back to the sports you enjoy and the everyday tasks you usually perform. If you have a torn or injured ACL, schedule an appointment with our Tracy chiropractor to find out if you're a good candidate for chiropractic ACL treatments.