How do I know if I have a sprain or a strain?
Sprains and strains are both very common injuries that have similar signs and symptoms, but are very different in location. Sprains involve ligaments that attach bone to bone at a joint. A ligament is a tough fibrous band that can be stretched or torn by an accident or injury. The most common sprain involves the ankle, and is typically treated non-surgically.
A strain involves the stretching or tearing of a muscle or tendon. This commonly occurs in the low back or hamstring.
How can Fort Wayne Physical Medicine help with a sprain or strain?
Acute sprain and strain injuries are managed with rest, ice, compression and elevation. Anti-inflammatories can help relieve pain and swelling. With more severe injuries, physical therapy may be indicated. Rarely surgery may be necessary if the muscle or ligament is ruptured.
60 year old female, Fort Wayne, IN
I am always treated kindly and with smiles. I very rarely have to wait to be taken to the exam room. Staff- Julie, Billie, Jenny P., Jenni R., and of course Dr Reecer are amazing! Staff in the past were just the same as above. I always get a call back same day. Office is relaxing and has current magazines! Julie always takes all the time with me I need, and remembers my family. She also explains medical issues completely, and again, answers all my questions with exceeding knowledge, and is very patient! Overall, this team is fantastic. I truly have zero complaints! From the moment I arrive to the moment I leave-only EXCELLENCE!!!
56 year old female, Fort Wayne, IN
I have been a patient for a very long time. Dr. Reecer is wonderful, Julie is great. I love the whole staff! Very understanding and helpful. I wouldn't go anywhere else! ALL ARE GREAT!