Joint Sprains

Osteopathy & Shockwave Therapy for Joint Sprains

Conditions we treat

We are experienced as treating a wide range of joint sprains however the most common ones we treat are detailed below – click on the links for further information:

Knee – Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL)

Knee – Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL)

Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)

Golfer’s Elbow (Medial Epicondylitis)

Shoulder sprains

Ankle Sprains

Wrist Sprains

Joint Sprains occur when a a joint is overstretched, irritating and damaging the ligaments around the joint. Ligaments are strong bands of connective tissue connecting bone to bone, providing stability and integrity to our joints.  

Joints can be injured or sprained whilst performing high impact activities – such as sport – but can also become weakened as a result of long-term repetitive activity.

How can we help?

Wide Range Of Techniques 

We work using hands-on manual techniques to reduce the inflammation and swelling of the ligaments around the joint as well as to help with the joint’s mobility. We can also employ a range of other techniques such as ultrasound therapy, kinesio taping and acupuncture to help manage pain levels and speed up recovery.

Longer-Term Recovery

Longer-term joint sprains involving weakness in the tendons surrounding the joint may be best treated with shockwave therapy.  You will also be advised on exercises, stretches, icing etc. to help facilitate the recovery and rehabilitation of the affected joint.

Serious Sprains

For serious joint sprains – such as ligamentous tears or ruptures – we may need to refer you for further tests in order to ascertain the level of damage and communicate with a specialist to determine the prognosis and optimal treatment plan.

Our clinic based in Chatteris covers areas including March, Ely, Wisbech, Huntingdon, St Ives & Whittlesey and beyond.

Want to know more?

Contact us now to book a free 15-minute chat with one of our Osteopaths to see if we could help you.

Need help? Call us on 01354 694050 or book online here