Strains + Sprains

Tendon / Ligament Injuries and treatment

Sprains and strains can cause excruciating pain that varies in severity, based on the type of injury. At first glance, a sprain and strain may appear similar but they have some distinct differences. A sprain is an injury to a ligament, which is the tissue that connects two bones at a joint. On the other hand, a strain involves an injury to a muscle or tendon — tissues that connect muscles to bones. Common causes of sprains and strains include overuse or incorrect use of joints (such as with repetitive motions), going beyond safe physical limits, improper warm-ups before physical activity, and direct trauma (e.g., whiplash). Symptoms can range from mild discomfort to sharp pains, swelling, and bruising.

Our Strains & Sprains Treatment

Fortunately there are treatments available including rest, compression and elevation (RICE), medications (e.g., non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs), chiropractic manipulations, and physical therapy for more serious cases.


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