Churchville Physical Therapy

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SPRAIN

Stretching or tearing of a ligament (the structure that connects bone to bone)

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Photo © A.D.A.M., Source: www.ucsfhealth.org

Signs and symptoms:

  • May experience a “pop” at time of the initial injury
  • Pain in the joint
  • Swelling at the site of injury
  • Bruising
  • Decreased weight-bearing or ability to use the affected joint
  • Depending on the severity of the sprain may experience a sensation of instability in the joint

Common sites of injury:

  • Ankle
  • Knee
  • Wrist
  • Elbow

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