• Sprains and Strains

Find Relief for Your Sprains & Strains

Have you ever experienced a sprain or a strain?
Sprains are injuries to the ligaments of your joints. It is usually the result of a sudden force or twisting motion during activity. This can result in immediate or delayed swelling, pain, bruising and tenderness, and often difficulty moving the involved joint.

A strain is a muscular injury caused by a sudden stretching force or a very forceful contraction of the muscle. Pain, swelling, tenderness, and difficulty moving the involved muscle can result.

Strains and sprains are graded 1, 2 or 3 depending on their severity:

  • Grade 1 injuries are the least severe, with up to 10% of a muscle’s fibres or the ligament being damaged.
  • Grade 2 injuries vary considerably, with between 10 and 90% of fibres torn.
  • Grade 3 injuries are generally a complete rupture of the muscle or the tendon

At Pleasantview Physiotherapy, our therapists will assess your injury and educate you as to the nature of your problem. Our goals are to develop a treatment program for your sprain or strain that will return you to full function as quickly and safely as possible. We have many years of experience treating these problems and the clinic is fully equipped to meet your rehabilitation needs. Some of the treatments available to treat strains and sprains are:

Patient Education: We believe that this is the most important aspect of recovery. Educating the client as to the nature of their problem and the scope of treatment allows the patient to fully participate in the rehabilitation process.

Manual Therapy: This includes soft tissue massage, mobilizations, and manipulations. It is very successful in reducing pain and restoring joint function.

Exercise Programs: Programs are tailor-made for each individual problem and sport. We want patients to remain active after their injury and to participate fully in their recovery to prevent chronic pain due to stiffness.

Acupuncture, IMS & Trigger Point Needling: These can be very effective in reducing the symptoms of pain, spasm, and stiffness.

Electrical Modalities: Electrical Muscle Stimulation (EMS,) Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS), Interferential Current (IFC), Ultrasound, and low-power laser treatment helps patients return to their normal daily activities by decreasing pain and tissue inflammation.

Massage Therapy: Effective relief of pain, spasm and stiffness can be achieved through massage therapy.