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Understanding sprains and strains

Sprains, strains, and broken bones happen suddenly. When you need immediate care for a twisted ankle, an aching muscle, or a suspected fracture, visit Prognify Urgent Care. Our medical team can quickly and conveniently evaluate your injury and provide the treatment you need to recover.

Sprains and Strains

What’s the difference between sprains and strains? A sprain is the stretching or tearing of ligaments (the tissue that connects two bones togethers in your joints). This type of injury commonly occurs in the ankle, wrist, knee and elbow. Alternatively, a strain is the stretching or tearing of muscles and tendons. You might strain your lower back, your calf or hamstring muscle.

While you can manage and treat most sprains and strain at home, a proper medical evaluation will help rule out more serious injuries.

Allow Prognify to help determine the best course of treatment for your injury. Our providers will check for bruises, swelling, stiffness, and tenderness. The location and severity of your pain will help indicate the extent of the injury.

Most sprains and strains can be treated with the R.I.C.E. method (rest, ice, compression and elevation) and over-the-counter pain relievers. Severe sprains and strains may require a brace or splint, surgery, or point to a broken bone.

Broken Bones (Fractures)

A fracture is a common and painful injury in which the bone tissue breaks, either partially or fully. This injury can happen during a fall, car accident, sports injury, or from any high force impact. Aside from intense pain, symptoms include swelling, bruising, deformity, and loss of function in the injured area.

If you think you may have a fracture, visit Prognify for evaluation and care under one roof. Our providers will examine your injury and perform an X-ray. If we confirm a fracture, the bones may need to be reset into place and immobilized in a cast or splint to heal. This treatment is known as reduction. Only some fractures will require reduction, yet all fractures require immobilization.

More serious fractures may require surgery or devices such as pins, plates, and rods to reposition the bone. If this is the case, we can refer you to a specialist and help coordinate your care.

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