Doctors for Strains and Sprains in Trivandrum, Kochi
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STRAINS AND SPRAINS
Strains and Sprains are injuries to the body, often resulting from physical activity. These injuries are common and can range from minor to severe, depending upon the incident. While Sprains occur at joints and affect ligaments, which connect bone to bone, Sprains affect muscles or tendons, which connect muscle to bone. Strains and Sprains mostly occur at the calf, thigh or groin. Some of the common signs of Strains and Sprains include pain, inflammation, limited mobility, muscle spasms, soreness in the muscles and many more.
HOW IS STRAINS AND SPRAINS DIAGNOSED?
The Orthopaedician may perform a complete physical examination and order for clinical diagnostics for determining the severity and cause of Strains and Sprains. While examining the patient the doctor may press the affected area to check for tenderness, swelling and inflammation. An X-ray and a CT scan may reveal the severity of injury
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.