Sprains and strains are some of the most common injuries and can occur anywhere we have muscles, tendons, or ligaments.
A sprain is stretching or tearing of the ligaments.
A strain is a stretching or tearing of a muscle or tendon.
Common area’s for sprains are ankles, while strains can often occur in the lower back.
Symptoms of sprains and strains will vary, depending on the injury
Common symptoms include but are not limited to:
- Limited mobility in the area.
- Sprains can also have bruising, or when the injury occurs, a popping feeling or sound may occur.
If your sprain or strain is impairing your ability to walk without significant pain, movement in the join, or numbness in any part of the area, it is essential to seek professional attention.
Often poor conditioning, fatigue, improper warm up, environmental conditions and inadequate equipment can pose a higher risk for sprain or strain.
However, it is not just during a workout or playing sports that strains and sprains can occur: they can occur from everyday activities such as lifting heavy objects or slipping on ice.
At HALO Clinic we see clients who are having difficulty excelling or participating in their activities as a result of sprains or strains.
Calgary residents who seek our care can expect a comprehensive approach that may include Chiropractic Manual Therapies, Active Release Therapy, Graston Therapy, Massage Therapy, Exercise Prescription, Orthotics and Acupuncture.
If you are suffering from a strain or sprain and would like to help with pain management or would like to have a complimentary consultation to discuss your condition, then contact us.
If we cannot help you, we will refer you to the best practitioners in Calgary to help with your condition.