Sprains and Strains

Sprains and Strains

Ligaments are tissues that connect bones at a joint.

A stretched or torn ligament is a sprain. Sprains can result from a fall, a twisting motion or from getting hit. Two of the most common sprains affect the wrist or ankle. Common symptoms include pain, swelling, bruising and being unable to move your joint. It too is not unusual to hear a pop or feel a tear when the injury occurs.

A stretched or torn muscle or tendon is a strain. Tendons are tissues that connect muscle to bone. Strains can result from a fall, a twisting motion or getting hit. This can occur over time or on a sudden basis. Some of the more common symptoms include pain, muscle spasms, swelling, and trouble moving the muscle.

Initial treatment for both is RICE; rest, ice, compression and elevation of the effected injured area.

Our well-trained providers at Your Doc’s In are available on a walk-in basis and without an appointment to meet your health care needs. Services at our urgent care centers are available at all our clinics by our friendly, personable and capable staff.

We are open seven days a week with extended hours in some of our clinics. Care is provided for infants all the way through adults. And most insurance plans are accepted. Whether you are visiting the Ocean City area or a resident on the Delmarva Peninsula, take advantage of the services offered at Your Doc’s In. Your Doc’s In, “For Life’s Little Emergencies”. Proudly serving the community on the Eastern Shore since 2005.