Doctors for Strains and Sprains in Ernakulam, Kochi
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STRAINS AND SPRAINS
Sprains and strains are common injuries that share similar signs and symptoms, but involve different parts of your body.A sprain is a stretching or tearing of ligaments — the tough bands of fibrous tissue that connect two bones together in your joints. The most common location for a sprain is in your ankle. 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 often occur in the lower back and in the hamstring muscle in the back of your thigh.
Symptoms of Sprains are:
• Limited ability to move the affected joint
• At the time of injury, you may hear or feel a ""pop"" in your joint
Symptoms of Strains are:
• Muscle spasms
• Limited ability to move the affected muscle
HOW IS STRAINS AND SPRAINS DIAGNOSED?
A general physician would do a routine test and ask you to gentle move those joints or muscles. An X-ray is done to check for any kind of internal tear or injury to.
HOW IS STRAINS AND SPRAINS TREATED?
The treatment of Strains and Sprains involves the RICE treatment i.e. rest, ice, compression and elevation technique. Topical creams, gel, and antibiotics are normally prescribed to treat Strains and Sprains.
DID YOU KNOW?
Immediate application of ice helps bring down the swelling and pain at the affected area