Osteopaths can treat damage to any ligament however the most common types of ligamentous injury we treat are:
Ligaments can suffer pain and damage as a result of a one-off injury or sprain, or become injured over time as a result of continuous or repetitive activity.
Osteopaths work using their hands-on manual techniques to reduce the inflammation and swelling of the ligament. They will also advise on exercises, stretches, icing etc. in order to stabilise and rehabilitate the area.
For serious ligamentous tears or ruptures, we may need to refer the patient for further tests in order to ascertain the level of damage and gain advice from the specialist on the prognosis and treatment plan.