What is a Sprain?


DEFINITION – What is a Sprain?

Any action that pushes a joint past its natural range of motion could lead to either a strain (affecting the ligaments) or a sprain (affecting the muscles and tendons). Ligaments, muscles, and tendons are made up of fibers that manage huge tensile loads every day. Overloading can cause the fibers to overstretch and eventually tear and fail, causing pain and debilitating the joint from anywhere between a few days and a few months.

BREAKING DOWN – Manipulate

Sprains are extremely common injuries, more often than not affecting the ankle joint. Minor sprains can be treated at home using the RICE technique: get lots of rest, use ice on the affected region (wrapped within a soft cloth – never apply ice to bare skin), compress the area and keep it elevated. More serious sprains may require surgery to repair major fibre damage. In the case of a major sprain, pain and inflammation will be serious; you should head to a doctor immediately.

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About Athlete’s Choice Massage

Athlete’s Choice Massage was created to provide consistently excellent rehabilitative services for health-conscious people. Our team is extremely well-trained and they take pride in their work. They are constantly striving to learn and better themselves in their respective fields so that they can help you recover and aid in the maintenance of your well-being.

Extensive thought has been put into making our studios modern, comfortable, and convenient for you. We are not a spa. You will not hear trickling water or pan flutes. We will never try to up-sell you on services or push retail on you. Our goal is to simply provide the best therapeutic services you can find in this city. I hope that you will enjoy your experience and come back again soon.

All appointments will begin with a short but in-depth one-on-one assessment. This is your opportunity to point out what area you’d like to work on during your time, as well as identify any special requests or concerns you may have. Should you have more than one area of concern, your therapist will prioritize the chief complaint and create a treatment plan for the time allotted and for follow-ups as needed.

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With massage therapy being covered by many people’s extended health care benefits, it is now easier than ever to experience the positive effects of therapeutic massage.

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