Strains & Sprains

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Strains & Sprains

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Strains & Sprains

The difference between a sprain and a strain is that a sprain injures the bands of tissue that connect two bones together, while a strain involves an injury to a muscle or to the band of tissue that attaches a muscle to a bone. When you experience a sprain, you are tearing or overstretching a ligament. Conversely, when you experience a strain, you are tearing or overstretching a tendon.

Depending on the severity of the injury, signs and symptoms may include:

  • Pain
  • Reduced range of motion
  • Swelling
  • Bruising
You can suffer a sprain or strain when you overextend or tear a ligament or tendon. Generally, strains and sprains occur as a result of:

  • Running on uneven terrain, landing awkwardly after a jump
  • Pivoting quickly during athletic activities
  • Overextending when playing sports such as tennis
  • Falling on an outstretched hand
There are several factors that can lead to strains and sprains, including:

  • Environment. An uneven or slippery surface may make you more susceptible to injuries.
  • Muscle exhaustion. Overtired muscles may have trouble supporting your joints and are, therefore, more susceptible to forces that could stress a joint.
  • Bad equipment. You may sprain your ankle if your footwear or equipment is ill-fitting or poorly maintained.
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Treatment For Strains & Sprains

Acousana therapy is a highly effective, non-invasive approach to treating mild to severe strains and sprains with success rates over 86%.

Acousana utilizes patented SoftWave® technology to stimulate your body’s natural healing response by increasing blood flow by up to 300%, quickly reducing inflammation and therefore, getting rid of the pain associated with the condition.

Acousana therapy uses patented electrohydraulic SoftWaves® that are delivered through the skin using ultrasound gel. The SoftWaves trigger a natural biological response which initiates a healing process by increasing blood flow and improving circulation.

The SoftWaves “fool” the body into thinking that “damage” has occurred, when in reality, no damage has taken place. This response initiates your body’s natural self-repair process by reducing inflammation and thereby eliminating pain.

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Mild strains and sprains can be treated by rest, ice, compression, and elevation – the R.I.C.E. method.

  • Rest. Stay away from activities that cause pain, swelling, or discomfort. However, do not stop all physical activity.
  • Use ice. It’s important to ice the area immediately. You should apply an ice pack or take a slush bath of ice and water for 15- 20 minutes, several times a day for the next few days.
  • Compression. Use an elastic bandage to compress the area until the swelling is reduced. However, making it too snug may impair circulation. If swelling or pain develops below the wrapped area, the wrap should be loosened.
  • Elevate. Gravity will help reduce swelling if you elevate the injured area above the heart, especially at night.

When the RICE method does not work, or if the pain is severe then it is in your best interest to visit a doctor.

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