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Strains & Sprains

What is Strains & Sprains?

Strains and sprains are very common injuries that shares similar signs and symptoms, but include different parts of your body.

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 frequently occur in the lower back and in the hamstring muscle in the back of your thigh.

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

A muscle strain, or pulled muscle, occurs when your muscle is overstrained or torn. This generally occurs as a result of fatigue, overuse, or improper use of a muscle. Strains can occur in any muscle, but they are mostly common in your lower back, neck, shoulder, and hamstring, that are the muscle behind your thigh.

These types of strains can cause pain and may limit movement within the pretentious muscle group. Mild-to-moderate strains can be effectively treated at home with an ice, heat, and anti-inflammatory medications. Unadorned strains or tears might require medical treatment.

Initial treatment for both strains and sprains contains rest, ice, firmness and advancement. Mild sprains and thenstrains can be successfully treated at home. Severe sprains and strains occasionally require surgery to repair torn ligaments, muscles or tendons.

Symptoms of Strains & Sprains:

• sudden onset of pain
• a “knotted-up” feeling
• bruising or discoloration
• soreness, swelling, stiffness, weakness
• limited range of movement
• muscle spasms

In a mild strain, a torn muscle may feel slightly stiff but still flexible enough for use. A severe muscle strain occurs when the muscle is severely torn. This results in pain and very limited movement.
The symptoms of mild-to-moderate muscle strains generally go away within a few weeks. More severe strains may take months to heal.

Causes of Sprains:

A sprain mostly occurs when you overextend or tear a ligament while severely stressing a joint. Sprains often arise in the following types of conditions:
• Wrist — Landing on an outstretched hand during a fall
• Ankle — Walking or exercising on an uneven surface
• Thumb — Skiing injury or overextension when playing racquet sports, such as tennis
• Knee — pivoting during an athletic activity

Causes of Strains:

There are two types of strains: acute and chronic. An acute strain occurs when a muscle develops strained or pulled or may even tear when it stretches curiously far or abruptly. Acute strains frequently occur in the following ways:

• Lifting heavy object or lifting in an difficult position
• Running, jumping or throwing
• Slipping on ice

A chronic strain results from prolonged, repetitive movement of a muscle. This might occur on the job or through sports, such as gymnastics, rowing, tennis, golf etc.

Treatments of Strains & Sprains:

Our products for the treatments of sprains and strains are as follows:

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