Sprains & Strains

Sprains&Strains

Sprains and strains are common injuries that share similar signs and symptoms, but involve different parts of your body.

A sprain is a stretching or tearing of ligaments — the tough bands of fibrous tissue that connect two bones together in your joints. The most common location for a sprain is in your ankle.

A strain is a stretching or tearing of muscle or tendon. A tendon is a fibrous cord of tissue that connects muscles to bones. Strains often occur in the lower back and in the hamstring muscle in the back of your thigh.

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Initial treatment for both sprains and strains includes rest, ice, compression and elevation. Mild sprains and strains can be successfully treated at home. Our team of health care professionals can determine the extent of your injury – and advise you as to the correct course of action.  If therapy is required, the appropriate specialist will put together a comprehensive treatment plan that will help you recover in a safe and timely manner.