A sprain is a stretched or torn ligament. Ligament sprains are soft tissues injuries that happen with twisting, falling, sudden hit activities.
Commonly seen are: ankle sprain, wrist sprain, knee sprain
A strain is a stretched, pulled muscles or torn muscles or tendons. Muscle pulling or twisting actions causes a strain.
Commonly seen are: Hamstring strain, calf strain, back strain, neck strain
Common Signs and Symptoms of Sprains and Strains:
– Joint Stiffness
Causes of Ligament Sprains and Muscle Strains:
– Sports injuries
– Overuse or repetitive activities
How can Physiotherapy Help in Sprains & Strains?
– Pain Relief and Tissue Healing: Ultrasound, Electrical Stimulation
– Massage: Deep friction, trigger point release
– Flexibility Exercises
– Muscle strengthening
– Balance and Coordination Exercises
– Sports Specific Training