Sprains & Strains
Sprains are associated with your ligaments. Sprains are trauma placed on supporting ligaments positioned around joints throughout your body. Ligaments are very strong fibrous connective tissue present around many joints, and are mainly concerned with attaching and holding bones together. Ligaments main job is to provide support to your joints so you can move, play sports, and do daily activities. Most often, ligaments are injured due to sudden or abrupt pull. Such a sprain can also cause painful inflammation, severe joint pain, and in some cases, dislocation and inability to move a limb, bleeding and swelling at the affected area are also sometimes present. Some of the most common types of sprains are ankle sprains and wrist sprains.
Strains are a little different than a sprain. A muscle strain is a condition in which the muscle fibres stretches or tears beyond its limits due to stress. When an individual suffers from a strain, they will experience severe pain at the affected site, mild swelling, bruise, weakness or dysfunction in the associated muscles. Some of the common types of strains are back strain, hamstring strains and tendonitis. Muscle strains that are commonly associated with sports activity are Tennis elbow and Golfer’s elbow.
Physiotherapy is one of the best treatments around for curing sprains and strains and I can help ease the pain and discomfort caused by such injuries.