Sprains and strains occur from quick over-stretching of muscles, tendons, and ligaments, resulting in tearing and subsequent injury of the tissues. Swelling begins as part of the inflammation process, causing pain and difficulty with movement. There are different levels of sprain or strain from mild to severe. In some cases, the tearing can be complete and even be in need of surgical repair.
How our physiotherapists can help
Our physiotherapists will evaluate the injured area to determine the extent of the injury and ensure that the ligaments or tendons are still intact. We will then formulate a treatment plan that will help to relieve your swelling and pain. The goal of physiotherapy is to restore your normal range of motion and eventually restore normal strength. If you participate in sports or are very active, we will work closely with you to make sure that you maximize your recovery. Book an appointment today so that we can help you return to the activities that you love to do!