Sprains & Strains
Strains are injuries that affect muscles or tendons. They occur after a quick tear, twist, or pull of the muscle (from overstretching or overcontraction). Strains are an acute type of injury which may cause pain, weakness, and muscle spasms.
Sprains are injuries that affect ligaments (thick bands of cartilage that attach bone to bone) which have been stretched or teared. You may get a sprain from a fall or outside force that displaces the surrounding joint from its normal alignment. Sprains can range from a mild ligamentous stretch to a complete tear. Bruising, swelling, instability, and painful movement are common symptoms of sprains.
Both types of injuries are very painful. They commonly involve the ankle, knee shoulder, back or neck but may occur in just about any joint in the body.
Our very experienced and highly qualified physiotherapists at all 3 clinics will make sure that you get the right treatment for your strain or sprain, so you neither spend more time in rehabilitation than necessary, nor end up with permanenent damage that could easily have been avoided.