sport injuries, Strains and sprains
When muscles and ligaments are either placed under long-term load, such as with poor posture, or short term excessive load, e.g. through injury, they may become strained (muscles) or sprained (ligaments). Common examples of muscle strains are those which ocurr due to a lack of warming up before play, while the most common ligament sprain happens when we roll an ankle.
While nearly identical in their injury mechanism, the main difference lies in healing time and the methods of rehabilitation. In any case, if you think you are suffering from a muscle strain or ligament sprain, seeking competent advice can not only minimise your recovery time but also be a deciding factor in your long-term ability to return to sport or work.
Please contact us to discuss if your muscle strain or ligament sprain and how we can help.