sprains and strains
The doctors at Bon Secours Orthopaedic Institute know that athletes regularly experience sprains and strains. Sprains occur when ligaments, which connect bone to bone, are stretched or torn. Strains happen when muscle and tendons, which link muscle and bone, are damaged. In both cases, mild injuries are treated with rest, icing, elevation and compression. Severe cases often require surgery. The specific type depends on location and severity and the patient’s age and health. Whatever treatment your sprain or strain may need, rest assured that the health care team at our Orthopaedic Institute can deliver it and get you back on the path to enjoying your favorite sports activities.