Accident and Injury Treatment in Fountain Valley
Get the Healing Your Body Deserves
No matter how careful you are in life, accidents are bound to happen and injuries come along with them. We can’t always stop life’s problems from coming our way, but you can rely on the team at Coast Physical Medicine when they occur. Unlike other practices that only offer a single type of treatment, we take a holistic approach to wellness. This means we have a medical doctor, chiropractor, and massage therapist all under a single roof. Our mission is to treat muscular, joint, and nerve conditions that leave patients in pain and minimize their strength and range of motion. Some of the accidents that we can help our patients heal from include:
- Falling objects
- Trips and falls
- Glass-related injuries
When a patient walks through our doors, we take the time to fully diagnose them and discover the root of their pain. We utilize blood tests, X-rays, and exams in order to diagnose the issue before developing a comprehensive treatment plan designed to address your ailments gently, quickly, and effectively. No matter what type of injury you might be dealing with, we will get a solid treatment plan in place. Some of the most common injuries we can treat include:
- Hamstring strain
A hamstring strain, otherwise known as a pulled hamstring, happens when one or more of your muscles becomes overstretched and begins to tear. These injuries can be mild with minimal pain and a short recovery time, or they can be so severe that the patient will need surgery and crutches. A hamstring strain typically happens as a result of muscle overload. For example, a patient might have been running and their leg is fully stretched out before their foot strikes the ground. When the foot strikes the ground and all of the weight is on it, the muscles become stretched too far and can begin to tear.
- ACL sprain
An ACL sprain occurs when excessive force tears or ruptures the ligament. An ACL helps control forward and backward movement, as well as rotation of the knee joint. The function of the ACL is to prevent your shinbone from sliding out in front of your thighbone. Because of this, ACL injuries can be quite painful. Depending on the severity of the ACL injury, treatment can include rest and rehabilitation exercises to help regain strength.
- Ankle sprain
You have probably heard of a sprained ankle plenty of times, but unless you work in a medical field, you might not know exactly what it is. When we talk about ankle sprains, we are referring to tearing the ligaments of the ankle. The most common type of ankle sprain occurs on the lateral part of the ankle. Ankle sprains usually happen when you make a rapid shifting movement with your foot planted.
- Achilles inflammation
Achilles inflammation, or Achilles tendinitis, is caused by repetitive or intense strain on the tendon, which is the band of tissue that connects calf muscles at the back of the lower leg to the heel bone. This most commonly occurs in runners who have suddenly increased the intensity or duration of their runs. In order to treat this issue, we would first need to perform imaging tests to assess the condition. This includes systems like X-rays, ultrasounds, and MRIs. If it turns out that you do have the condition, we can recommend exercises, specific orthotic devices, as well as lifestyle and home remedies to treat the condition.
- IT band syndrome
IT band syndrome, or Iliotibial band syndrome, occurs when the connective tissue ligament extends from the pelvic bone to the shinbone becomes so tight that it rubs against the highbone. It is especially a problem for distance runners. If you have IT band syndrome, the primary symptom you will feel is pain between the hip and knees that worsens with activity.
- Rotator cuff strain
The rotator cuff is a group of muscles and tendons that surround the shoulder joint to keep the head of your upper arm bone firmly within the shallow socket of the shoulder. A rotator cuff injury can cause a dull ache in the shoulder that worsens with the use of the arm away from the body. The pain associated with a rotator cuff injury can be described as a dull ache in the deep shoulder, and it can disturb sleep, make it difficult to comb your hair or reach behind your back, and be accompanied by arm weakness.
How Long Does It Take to Heal From an Accident?
Your specific healing time will depend on the severity of your accident and the specifics of your condition, but you can trust Coast Physical Medicine to get you on the best path for your body’s needs. On average, healing from a standard injury can take between six and twelve weeks. Some injuries can even take up to a year to heal if the patient does not follow the proper healing protocol. If you come in to seek treatment as soon as you notice signs of injury and move forward with the treatment plan we recommend, you can expect to gain full mobility from most mild to moderate sprains and strains within three to eight weeks. In order to facilitate the best healing process possible, we recommend following our recommendations for your recovery. We will recommend a treatment and recovery plan for your specific injury that will help get you back to living your fullest and most pain-free life as soon as possible.
To find out how Coast Physical Medicine can help you heal from injuries, give us a call at (714) 450-7003 or contact us online.
“I have been a patient of John Warren for a few years and he has been very professional and knowledgeable in his field of Chiropractic and Related Injuries with results. The office staff from the front desk to the other service offered are very helpful.”- Mark S.
“Very professional staff who are always happy to see you. Zero wait time with an appointment. Highly effective treatment. Thank you.”- Chad T.
“Staff and doctors are always friendly and professional. Location is clean and welcoming. Best of all, the doctors are very good at explaining issues, spending time to discuss options and being engaged with their patients during treatment and recovery.”- Chuck B.