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Sprains and Strains

Overextension or overexertion of a muscle, tendon or ligament can cause a sprain or strain. Though they sound minor, many people find recovery from a sprain or strain to be longer and more challenging than recovering from a fracture or clean break.

Diagnosis and Treatment

Care always begins with a thorough assessment, to evaluate the likely cause and extent of orthopedic pain. Your assessment includes a physical examination, medical history and usually some tests, including range of motion, sensitivity and, often, imaging studies.

Care is always personalized to your needs but may include:

  • Medical management
  • Physical therapy