Strains and Sprains

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What is an Ankle Sprain?

Each year, thousands of athletes and weekend warriors suffer ankle sprains. Many of these ankle sprains are caused by landing where the ankle gets turned inward, stretching the ligaments on the outer side of the ankle. If you read our previous blog post about sprains and strains, you know what a sprain is and you know [...]

What is an ACL Tear? Part II

We often hear about professional athletes tearing or straining their knee or “blowing out their knee.” During those sideline or post-game reports, we often hear the announcer use three letters to describe the knee injury. This leaves most of us knowing the athlete hurt their knee and they will be out for a long while. Anterior [...]

Treatment And Rehabilitation For Strains and Sprains – Part 2

In Part One of this series, I explained the definitions and categories of strains and sprains. In Part Two, I will give you some ideas on how to treat and care for these injuries. While treatment and rehabilitation for strains and sprains depends on the severity of the injury, there are some good general guidelines to follow in the [...]

The Common Difference Between A Strain And A Sprain – Part 1

In our practice, we see a lot of patients who are confused on the difference between a strain versus a sprain. The issue is often made more confusing when you hear a sportscaster announce that an athlete was not seriously hurt and that the injury is probably just a strain or a sprain (as if the terms are interchangeable). In Part One [...]

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