A sprain is the term used to describe injury to the ligaments that give stability to joints. A strain describes injury to the muscles and tendons that help you move the joints.
Wellesley physiotherapists experienced in the treatment and management of sprains and strains
A very typical example of a sprain is a twisted ankle but any joint can suffer injury to the ligaments if a force is put on the joint beyond its ability to move in that direction.
Muscle strains occur in numerous parts of the body, often due to sudden injury but also following repetitive smaller trauma over a long period of time.
Arthritis can develop following joint injuries, and it is easy to suffer repetitive injuries once a ligament or muscle is damaged. It is therefore important to seek correct treatment to reduce the chance of further problems. In addition to physiotherapy treatment to aid healing and improve function, exercises are vital to maintain a good range of movement, improve muscle control, and retrain any lost balance reactions and core stability.
Spire Wellesley Hospital has a number of senior physiotherapists experienced in the treatment and management of sprains and strains. Having an extensive understanding of how the musculoskeletal structure of the body works allows us to treat sprains and strains effectively but also to advise on how to avoid further problems.
To book an appointment with one of our specialist physiotherapists at the Spire Wellesley Hospital, please phone us on 01702 447 904
The Spire Wellesley Hospital also gives you easy access to expert consultants, X-Rays and ultrasound scans, and state-of-the-art MRI and CT scanning facilities.