Sprains and Strains

Sprains and Strains 2017-02-17T18:25:27+00:00

Physical Therapy – Sprain and Strains

A sprain is caused by the stretching or tearing of ligaments the tissue that attaches bone to bone. A strain occurs when muscles or tendons are stretched or torn. Tendons are the fibrous tissues that connect muscles to bone. Sprains or strains occur throughout the body, but tend to be prevalent near joints.

Symptoms

  • Swelling and Bruising
  • Pain in effected area
  • Tenderness in or around effected area
  • Numbness
  • Not capable or difficulty with weight bearing activities

Treatment

  • R.I.C.E. (Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation) method
  • Anti-inflammatory medication when necessary

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