Archive for the ‘Acute Conditions’ Category

Strain Injuries and Muscle Function

Sunday, April 5th, 2009

Now that I’ve talked about sprain injuries what about strain injuries. Strains are muscular in nature. They can happen from acute traumas, repetitive motion, over stretching, not warming up adequately before starting exercising and lifting beyond what the muscle can endure. These are the most common reasons for strain injuries I see in my office. (more…)

Injuries To Ligaments Called Sprains

Sunday, April 5th, 2009

I’m often asked what the difference between a strain and sprain injury is, how long they take to fully heal.  Both strain and sprain injuries are considered acute soft tissue injuries.  Both strain and sprain injuries can occur from traumas yet they also can occur from repetitive motion.  Sprain injuries can also happen due to deconditioned or weak muscles that can no longer support a joint. As the muscle weakens more load stress is placed onto the ligaments which are not designed to take load but are designed to essentially hold the 2 bones making up the joint together. (more…)