Tear, Sprain or Strain?
For many, the start of a new year means the start of a new workout regimen. It is difficult enough to make the time commitment, but nothing throws off a resolution like an injury. Now we are offering some tips to recognize and prevent common workout injuries. Still, he warned that you should not self-diagnose. Always come to your specialist, it will help you out.
Sprain: Ligament injury
A sprain involves the overstretching or tearing of the ligaments, which are the fibrous connective tissues that connect bones to each other and stabilize them. Sprains occur when the joint is forced into an unnatural position, they happen most often in the ankle but can occur at any joint, such as the wrist or knee. Ligament injuries on the outside ankle occur when the ankle turns outward and the foot twists inward. On the other hand, inner-ankle sprains, which are less common than those on the outside of the ankle, result from the ankle rocking inward and the foot turning outward.
Joint or muscle pain, inflammation, hampered movement, tenderness and bruising are symptoms of a sprain. The severity of the sprain can range from mild to serious. A tweak of the ankle could result in an overstretched ligament that becomes tender, swollen and stiff, but the ankle should still be stable enough to support the weight of walking.
Strain: Muscle or tendon injury
A strain is the overstretching or tearing of a muscle or tendon, which are the fibers that connect the muscles to the bones. They can occur from a single incident or from repetitive movements over the long term. An acute strain is an instantaneous stretch or tear of the muscle or tendon, whereas, a chronic strain stems from repetitive motions over time that place stress on the muscle or tendon.
Muscle spasms, weakness, cramping and immobility, as well as pain, bruising and swelling are symptomatic of a strain. Like sprains, strains vary in severity. It could take a few weeks for the symptoms of a mild-to-moderate strain to subside.
Tear: Ligament, muscle or tendon injury
Tears are the ripping of fibrous tissue that can occur in the ligaments, muscles or tendons from similar activities that cause fibers to overstretch, but the diagnosis is more serious and muscle and tendon tears could take multiple months to heal. Typically, the worse a tear, the more inflammation and pain a person will experience, and the longer it will take for the injury to heal. Non-surgical treatments is often sufficient. Prolotherapy can really improve.
We learned about Tears, Sprains & Strains, and weather you think or not, there really is a safe and almost painless treatment compared to a surgery. Prolotherapy can take you to the next level, the only decision relies on you.