Strains and sprains are common injuries that can develop in any part of the body. Both the health conditions are almost same resulting in unbearable pain, yet there lies a slight difference in between the two.

Sprain: A sprain is the stretching or tearing of ligaments. Ankles are the most common location of sprains.

Symptoms of sprains include:

  • Swelling
  • Pain
  • Bruising
  • Limited ability to move

Strain: Stretching or tearing of muscle or tendons is referred to as strain. Strains generally occur in the lower back and hamstring muscles.

Symptoms of strains include:

  • Swelling
  • Pain
  • Muscle spasm
  • Limited ability to move an affected muscle

If you are suffering from serious pain in any part of the body, contact us instantly. Factors contributing to strain and sprain include poor conditioning, fatigue, improper warm up, environmental conditions, and poor equipment.

At Alignment Chiropractic, P.C, we try to provide instant relief from all types of muscle pains. On the first step of the treatment, we try to find out whether it is strain or sprain. Depending on the possible cause, the most suitable treatment is prescribed to the patients.