Sprains and Strains

Summarized by Plex Health
Last Updated: 02 May 2022

A sprain is a stretched or torn tendon. They can happen to any individual however are common in people that play sporting activities. Most can be dealt with at home without seeing a GP. It's likely to be a sprain or pressure if: you have tenderness, pain or weak point, usually around your ankle, foot, wrist, thumb, knee, leg or back; the injured area is inflamed or wounded; you can not put weight on the injury or use it normally; you have muscular tissue spasms or cramping, where your muscles shateringly tighten up by themselves. For the first number of days, follow the 5 steps recognized as PRICE therapy to assist lower swelling and support the injury: Protect from further injury. Avoid task for the first 48 to 72 hours complying with injury.

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