Chiropractic Care: Treating Muscle Strains & Sprains in Calgary

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Chiropractors and physiotherapists will be the first to tell you about the importance of having fully functioning muscles.

They are the driving force behind walking, running, standing up, sitting down and exercising. If one is injured even slightly, it can cause imbalance in the musculoskeletal system and result in several different problems in your body.


Do I Have a Muscle Strain or Pain?

How do you know if you have muscle strains and pains? If you’ve recently went through a blunt-force trauma playing sports or perform repetitive motions at work, you might have a sneaking suspicion that something’s up. But if you’re unsure, here’s common symptoms to look out for:

Symptoms of muscle strains and sprains:

  • Bruising, swelling, tenderness, redness, or a combo of any
  • Pain while resting or moving the specific muscle / joint
  • Inability to move the muscle; stiffness
  • Weakness of muscle, tendons and ligaments
  • Muscle spasms

Also see How Chiropractic Can Help Prevent Sports Injuries.


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If you’re not sure about having a muscle strain or sprain, it’s recommended you visit a Chiropractor. As musculoskeletal and nervous system specialists, they will be able to diagnose your condition (if any) and create an effective treatment plan to help with recovery.

Chiropractic adjustments plus special techniques like Soft Tissue Release and Cold Laser Therapy can treat nearly all forms of muscle strains and sprains and are especially effective for treating sports injuries.


Understanding Muscles – Stabilizers & Prime Movers

There are two types of muscles in the body: stabilizers and prime movers.

Prime movers are the muscles that move us and allow us to perform every day activities such as walking to work, playing sports or shoveling snow.

On the other hand, stabilizer muscles hold the joints in a specific position which allows the prime movers to do power movements like those involved with:

  • Walking
  • Running
  • Weight lifting
  • Hockey
  • Soccer
  • Football
  • Lacrosse

Even a simple task such as sitting in a desk all day during university courses or at work also requires the use of stabilizers in tandem with prime movers.

Without the stabilizer muscles anchoring the joints, your prime movers can begin to cause wear and tear on the joint which in many cases can lead to degenerative health conditions such as osteoarthritis.


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For example, with the big weightlifters that are in competitions, the amount of weight that they can lift is ultimately determined by the strength of their stabilizers.

If they try to lift more than their stabilizers can handle, an instability shift occurs in the joint and they can lose their strength / power in an instant and be severely injured in some cases.

All athletes have to deal with life stresses and gravity every day, so strong stabilizers are the basis for healthy motion in the body. We must move well to live well and we must move well to be healthy, which is a direct effect of having a healthy functioning nervous system without nerve compression.

Chiropractic care can help release pinched nerves and improper muscle functioning in an instant!


Nerves & Muscles

Another important thing to know is that every muscle in our body is connected to a nerve that comes from the spine. If the nerve is pinched it needs to be decompressed before any muscle in the body can function with strength, endurance or power.

It is crucial to maintain as much healthy function and movement in our muscles, tendons, ligaments and joints as possible so that when we get old we don’t need to experience things such as hip / knee replacements.

Begin your preventative chiropractic muscle treatments in Calgary today and be well on your way to a healthier you in 5 to 10 years down the road of life!


Book Your Chiropractic Appointment Today

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Call us anytime at 403-284-2082 or send us a message below and we will book you in at your earliest convenient. See RHC’s Office Hours, Location and Contact Information here.

We are looking forward to helping you accomplish your personal health goals!

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