Soft tissue injuries are the hardest to treat, especially if a chiropractor fails to isolate the injured region during care. If left untreated, the person will develop intense pain, tenderness, and a poor range of motion with his or her joints. At Indianapolis Sport and Spine in Brownsburg, IN, our chiropractic practice focuses on loosening the tightness found in muscles and alleviating pain. Our chiropractor, Dr. Jason Welsh, will use soft tissue therapy to help preserve and restore your musculoskeletal health.
What to Expect During Soft Tissue Therapy Sessions
Usually, soft tissue therapy begins with our chiropractor applying firm, direct pressure on an injured muscle before stretching the region out. In the short term, soft tissue therapy is intended to provide immediate relief from pain, inflammation, and improve your range of motion. The long-term goal of soft tissue therapy is to restore your body fully back to normal.
What is the Graston Technique?
The Graston Technique is a form of soft tissue therapy that breaks up scar tissue that has developed inside a joint, tendon, or ligament. Often, the cause of scar tissue is the stress placed on a joint, which wears down the structure or movement of the tendons or ligaments. It's a difficult injury to rehabilitate as the scar tissue build-up is impossible to treat with a simple body adjustment or hand massage.
Our chiropractor will use a stainless-steel instrument to massage the injured region gently. This instrument comes from various sizes, shapes, and angles as it's designed to assist a chiropractor's original treatment methods. The purpose of The Graston Technique is to reduce your pain and regain the joint's normal range of motion.
What is Gua Sha?
Another popular natural soft tissue therapy is Gua Sha, which is used by chiropractors to relieve muscle and joint pain. Gua Sha addresses the issue of stagnant energy found inside the body. Many chiropractors believe this is the primary cause of inflammation developing inside a joint. The procedure involves using a smooth-edged massage tool on the skin to improve the circulation in your body. At first, our chiropractor will apply massage oil onto your body, then begin scraping your skin with the massage tool in a downward motion. The procedure will increase your blood flow and reduce chronic pain in your joints.
Soft Tissue Therapy in Brownsburg, IN
If you feel an imbalance in your body structure or pain in your muscles or joints, call Dr. Jason Welsh at Indianapolis Sport and Spine. Our chiropractor will provide a thorough evaluation and develop a treatment plan that is designed to meet your specific health goals. Call us today at 317-852-2005 to schedule an appointment.