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Atlanta, GA 30305

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Sports Injuries/Sprains & Strains

How We Treat You

  • A Doctor On Demand video visit gives you the full attention of a board-certified doctor without having to leave the comfort of your home.

  • You will receive a physical examination that is customized and focused to your specific complaint.

  • Your doctor will guide you through looking, listening and feeling to complete a thorough assessment.

  • If you have a thermometer, blood pressure cuff, heart rate monitor or have any medical applications on your mobile device please have them ready. This information will help the doctor make a diagnosis and treat your condition safely and effectively.

About Sports Injuries/Sprains & Strains

Sprains and strains are common injuries that share similar signs and symptoms, but involve different parts of your body.  A sprain is a stretching or tearing of ligaments — the tough bands of fibrous tissue that connect two bones together in your joints. The most common location for a sprain is in your ankle.  A strain is a stretching or tearing of muscle or tendon. A tendon is a fibrous cord of tissue that connects muscles to bones. Strains often occur in the lower back and in the hamstring muscle in the back of your thigh.  Initial treatment for both sprains and strains includes rest, ice, compression and elevation. Mild sprains and strains can be successfully treated at home. Severe sprains and strains sometimes require surgery to repair torn ligaments, muscles or tendons.  Signs and symptoms will vary, depending on the severity of the injury.

 

Sprains

  • Pain

  • Swelling

  • Bruising

  • Limited ability to move the affected joint

  • At the time of injury, you may hear or feel a "pop" in your joint

Strains

  • Pain

  • Swelling

  • Muscle spasms

  • Limited ability to move the affected muscle

Use Strong TeleMed for triage after your fall from sporting glory. Our doctors can reassure you that your injury is just a sprain — or alert you that it might be a broken bone. We can also give you tips on how to avoid sports injuries.

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