Sprain And Strain Injury Treatment
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What is Sprain and Strain Injury?
Sprains and strains both refer to damage to the soft tissues in the body, including ligaments, tendons, and muscles. They are common injuries that share some symptoms but affect different body parts. People can often treat sprains and strains at home.
Sprain vs. strain symptoms
A sprain usually happens suddenly around a joint. Symptoms may be mild or severe, according to how many tissue fibers are affected. Symptoms include:
- Limited movement around the joint
- Inability to put weight on the joint or use it normally
- A “popping” sensation at the time of the injury
A strain can also occur suddenly, but it may develop over time. Symptoms include:
- Pain or tenderness
- Muscle spasms or cramping
- Muscle weakness
- Limited movement in the area
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Treatment for the Sprain & Strain-
The gold standard of care for sprains and strains is known as “RICE” therapy. It stands for:
Rest: Don’t put weight on the injured area for 24 to 48 hours. This includes not lifting with an affected wrist or elbow. If you physically cannot put weight on an injured knee or ankle, see your doctor.
Ice: Put a bag of ice on the injured area for 10 minutes at a time, and then take it off for at least 30 minutes over the course of the first 3 days. Wrap the ice in a damp cloth or put it in a plastic bag. (Don’t put ice directly on your skin). The cold constricts blood vessels and slows down the inflammatory process, which eases pain and swelling. But using ice for too long at a time can cause injury, so take breaks.
Compression: You can either wrap an injured wrist, ankle, knee, or elbow in an elastic bandage, or buy a compression sleeve. Like ice, compression helps to keep the swelling down.
Elevation: Lie down and place the injured area on a pillow, and raise it above the level of your heart. This will keep fluid from collecting in the area, so you don’t have as much swelling.