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Physiotherapy For Sprain

Physiotherapy For Sprain

Dr Ashish
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Dr Ashish
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We all are quite familiar with the term ‘Sprain’, if not then the first thing that you may think is - what is sprain? It is basically an injury to the ligament around a joint. Ligaments are the tough bands of fibrous tissue that connect two bones in a joint. The entire joint is surrounded by a membrane filled with lubricating fluid, which helps in nourishing the joint and provides extra protection against impact. These injuries often occur during sports and exercise activities but at times simple household activities can also cause an injury. Ankle sprain, neck sprain, and knee sprain are the most common sprains. For a minor sprain, you can start initial injury treatment yourself.

Symptoms and when to see a doctor?

There are various signs and symptoms of a sprain depending on the severity of the injury, this may include:

  • Pain

  • Swelling of the affected portion in a joint indicates underlying inflammation within the joint or the soft tissues around the joint

  • Bleeding under the skin, typically causing a black or blue spot.

  • Limited ability to move the affected joint 

  • Hearing a ‘pop’ sound in your joint during the time of impact.

When shall one have to consult a doctor?

Minor sprains can be treated at home by applying some ice or various pain medications that one can easily avail with a prescription. But the injuries causing sprain can also cause serious injuries like fractures. One should consult a doctor when they-

  • Are not capable of moving or bearing weight on the affected joint.

  • Are feeling numbness in any part of the injured site

  • Have pain directly over the bones of an affected joint.

Causes of Sprain

A Sprain occurs when you tear or overextend a ligament while severely stressing a joint. Sprains are more likely to occur under the following circumstances:

  • Ankle Sprain – While walking or exercising over an uneven surface, awkwardly landing from a high jump.

  • Knee Sprain – Twisting of a joint during an athletic activity.

  • Wrist Sprain – Landing on an outstretched hand during a fall from higher ground.

  • Thumb Sprain – Injury during skiing or injuries while playing racquet sports such as tennis, badminton, etc.

Although injuries from various contact sports may also cause a sprain.

Children have areas with soft tissues, known as the growth plates near the end portion of their bones. The ligaments are often stronger than the growth plates, and thus children are more likely to face a fracture rather than a sprain.

Risk Factors

The various factors that contribute to sprains are:

  • Environmental conditions: Slippery or uneven surfaces can make you more vulnerable to injury.

  • Fatigue: Tired muscles provide good support to our joints. When you’re tired, you’re more likely to succumb to forces that could affect a joint during an injury.

  • Poor Equipment: Poorly maintained and ill-fitting footwear or other sports equipment can add to your risk of a sprain.

Nonsurgical Treatment for Sprain

Nearly all kinds of sprains can be cured without surgery. Even a complete ligament tear can be healed without surgical repair if appropriate measures are taken.

  • A short period of immobilization and rest is required during a grade 1 sprain. Ice should be applied to reduce the swelling
  • For Grade 2 sprain, it is advised to use a removable plastic device such as an air cast brace which can provide support.

  • Grade 3 sprains require a short leg cast or cast brace for around 10- 14 days.

  • In most cases, swelling and pain last up to 2-3 days. Walking might be difficult during this period, so it is recommended to use crutches if needed.

  • For milder sprains RICE protocol can be applied – rest, ice, compression and elevate.

  • Medications can help in controlling pain and swelling.

  • Physical therapy exercises are used during the later phase of recovery to improve flexibility, strength, and balance.

How can Resolve360 help you deal with pain?

  1. Resolve360 is a promising online platform where one can receive treatment at the comfort of their own home. 

  2. Sick patients don’t need to worry about traveling long distances to get diagnosed.

  3. The patients can save time and utilize that time to take care of themselves.

  4. Live sessions are conducted so that the patients can have a face to face interaction with their assigned doctors. 

  5. Building trust is really important. So, we always try our best to provide the maximum support to the patients to make them feel comfortable. 

  6. We always schedule the timings of the meetings based on the patient’s preference. Rescheduling can also be done if there are any problems.

  7. When a patient comes to our doctor, it becomes the responsibility of our doctor to give them a healthy life.

  8. We guarantee that the doctors will never leave their patients. 

  9. The patients can openly talk about their problems, and we assure them that the information will be between them and the doctors. 

  10. Our doctors plan every step necessary for their patients, from planning exercises to drafting their diet charts. 

  11. The doctors on the platform are highly reliable and are certified professionals with experience. 

  12. It is a platform that provides solutions to every problem, starting with home remedies to prescribed medications. 

  13. The patient’s trust is our confidence!

There is free access to knowledge and consultation. For further details, don’t forget to contact us! We will take extreme pride in serving you! Happy recovery!

Disclaimer: The above-mentioned remedies and medicines; are over the counter medicines and are effective in most cases. It is advisable to contact your doctor before taking any medications.

Dr Ashish

Dr. Ashish

Dr. Ashish Sharma has done BPT, PGDM Sports, and exercise from New Zealand. He is also a Certified international dry needling practitioner (club physio Capetown). He holds a Diploma in Sports medicine -FIFA & he is also Certified in Kinesio taping and manual therapy. He has worked for Physiotherapist Global welfare foundation – Advance physio and sports medicine center ( senior citizen center) in Delhi. He has also served as a physiotherapist for the Indian Railways wrestling team for senior nationals 2018 and also Served as a physio for Super fight league (international MMA) super boxing league  2017-18. He has also treated Celebs like Sushant Singh Rajput, Tiger shroff.

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Dr Ashish

Dr. Ashish

Dr. Ashish Sharma has done BPT, PGDM Sports, and exercise from New Zealand. He is also a Certified international dry needling practitioner (club physio Capetown). He holds a Diploma in Sports medicine -FIFA & he is also Certified in Kinesio taping and manual therapy. He has worked for Physiotherapist Global welfare foundation – Advance physio and sports medicine center ( senior citizen center) in Delhi. He has also served as a physiotherapist for the Indian Railways wrestling team for senior nationals 2018 and also Served as a physio for Super fight league (international MMA) super boxing league  2017-18. He has also treated Celebs like Sushant Singh Rajput, Tiger shroff.

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