Injuries that involve body tissues apart from bone are generally classified as soft tissue injuries. Sprains and strains are soft tissue injuries, although the cause and tissues involved in each injury are different. A sprain is an injury that involves the ligaments and other soft tissues around a joint, such as an ankle or wrist. A strain occurs away from a joint and involves a torn or overstretched muscle or tendon, commonly in the calf, thigh or lower back. Source: Order of St John.
Whether your sprain or strain is caused by activity in the home, on the sports field or at work, Girven Road Medical Centre can assist with the treatment of these conditions. Please call for an appointment.