fbq(‘track’, ‘ViewContentFountainCity’); Whether it occurs on the sports field or in a freak accident at home, when an injury like a sprain or break occurs, the pain can feel unbearable. When an injury occurs, it’s important to seek prompt treatment. The first step toward treatment? Diagnosing the injury. Our team at AFC Urgent Care Fountain City wants to walk you through three common injuries.
Get the Facts on InjuriesWhen it comes to common sports injuries, they often all get lumped together. But how much do you truly know about the differences between the various injuries? Let’s take a look at three injuries and how they differ:
The SprainWhen a ligament around a joint tears, a sprain occurs. While the ankle is the most commonly sprained area of the body, a sprain can occur around any joint. When a sprain occurs, a person may experience:
The StrainIt can be difficult to know the difference between a sprain and a strain. But the main difference is the area of the body affected. A strain occurs when you twist, tear or pull a muscle or tendon. When a strain occurs, you can expect to experience one or more of the following symptoms:
- Muscle weakness or spasm
The BreakA break is just what you can imagine it being—when a fracture or break in the bone occurs. Most of the time, a break happens due to an accident or sports injury. Yet, bone weakness can also cause bones to break more easily. Symptoms of a break include: