Acute Strains & Sprains
Acute injuries are defined as those occurring in the past few days versus a chronic injuries or pain have been present for a few months or more.
A sprain results from an overstretching or tearing of a joint capsule or ligament connecting bone to bone. A strain involves overstretching or tearing of a muscle or tendon connecting muscle to bone.
Physical therapy management for acute strains or sprains can include RICE (rest, ice, compression, and elevation), manual therapy, corrective therapeutic exercise to address any biomechanical issues, bracing or splinting, use of assistive devices such as crutches, and instruction in appropriate activity modification to protect the healing tissues.
Game Ready is a vasopnuematic compression ice machine we use to decrease swelling. We have attachments for knee, ankle, and shoulders. To learn more, follow the link below.