Sprains & Strains
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Sprains and strains are painful. If you or your child has a sprain or strain, visit the qualified and capable physicians at our Urgent Care in Moorpark to receive a customized treatment plan. Although the symptoms will occur a bit differently in each person, some of the most common include:
- Warmth, bruising, or redness
- Trouble using or moving the injured area in a normal way
A sprain is caused by an injury that stresses a joint and overstretches or even ruptures supporting ligaments. In a mild sprain, a ligament is stretched, but the joint remains stable and is not loosened. A moderate sprain partially tears the ligament, causing the joint to be unstable. With a severe sprain, ligaments tear completely or separate from the bone. This loosening interferes with how the joint functions. You may feel a tear or pop in the joint. Although the intensity varies, all sprains commonly cause pain, swelling, bruising, and inflammation.
Acute strains are caused by stretching or pulling a muscle or tendon. Chronic strains are the result of overuse of muscles and tendons, through prolonged, repetitive movement. Not getting enough rest during intense training can cause a strain. In severe strains, the muscle, tendon, or both are partially or completely ruptured, resulting in serious injury.
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