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Muscle Strains & Sprains

Muscle Strains & Sprains are common injuries that typically heal within 2-6 weeks with rest and simple treatment.
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Muscle Strains & Sprains are common injuries during physical activity. Treatment: rest, ice, elevation, stretching, and anti-inflammatory medication. Joint sprains' severity varies. OIBO provides specialized care, diagnosis, treatment, and education to get you back to your activities.


Muscle Strains & Sprains are extremely common conditions, especially in this age of greater recreation and fitness. The injury is usually minor and heals over the course of 2-6 weeks without special treatment or intervention. The initial treatment involves rest, ice, elevation and avoidance of the activity that caused the injury. It is not uncommon for severe sprains and strains to lead to swelling and visible bruising. Muscle strains can benefit from gentle stretching during the healing process, and applied heat before activity, ice after activity. Obvious deformity of the muscle, severe swelling and pain, or other confusing symptoms should be brought to the attention of your orthopaedic physician.

Joint sprains vary in severity from:

  • Grade 1 – Mild Sprain
  • Grade 2 – Partial Ligament Tear
  • Grade 3 – Full Ligament Tear

Injuries that make it very difficult to walk or function deserve orthopaedic evaluation, as certain patterns of ligament injury will benefit from bracing, physical therapy, or even surgery. In general, the initial treatment should include; rest, ice, elevation, and anti-inflammatory medications.

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