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Sprains & Strains
Is that pain you’re feeling a sprain or a strain? Telling the difference can be difficult.
When you think you have a sprain or a strain, the amount of pain you feel with either condition can be virtually identical. Oftentimes the only way to find out what you have is to see an orthopedic specialist.
Our Approach to Sprain and Strain Diagnosis
What’s a sprain?
Sprains are a stretch and/or tear of a ligament. A ligament is the tissue that connects two bones together and helps to support your body’s joints. A sprain occurs from an injury that stresses a joint and overstretches, or even ruptures, supporting ligaments. This can happen from a fall, twist, or traumatic blow to the body.
And what about a strain?
Strains are a twist, pull and/or tear of a muscle and/or tendon. Tendons are the cords of tissue that connect muscles to bones. Chronic strains are a result of overuse of muscles and tendons through prolonged, repetitive motion. For example, carrying a heavy backpack over one shoulder each day could cause a strain.
Why Choose Inspira for Sprains and Strains Care
We see patients across the full care spectrum when it comes to their orthopedic health. Some patients are looking for a diagnosis, while others are ready to begin treatment. Then there’s those who come to us for a second, or even a third, opinion. We’ll see you through to the finish, no matter where you’re starting from.
Our award-winning and state-of-the-art surgical facilities across South Jersey have received national recognition for orthopedic care and are staffed with fellowship-trained surgeons to guide you on your road to recovery.
Inspira Orthopedic Locations
Inspira Health offers the full spectrum of orthopedic care across South Jersey, whether you’re looking for a diagnosis or you’re ready for treatment.