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Muscle Strains & Sprains Treatments Toronto

What are Muscle Strains, Sprains and Imbalances?

muscle sprain-strainMuscle strains are caused due overstretching of the muscles which may cause them to tear. This occurs because of improper use, overuse or fatigue of the muscle. It can happen in any muscle of the body but are common in the neck, lower back, shoulder, and hamstring. Sprains happen when a tendon or a ligament is stretched beyond their normal elasticity. Ligamentum and tendon sprains can affect joint stability and cause pain and further injuries.

Muscle imbalances, on the other hand, are conditions when one muscle is stronger or weaker than the opposing muscle which affects the overall mechanical function of the body and postural imbalance. Here are some common symptoms of muscles sprains, ligament sprains, and muscle imbalances:

  • Soreness
  • Overuse
  • Sudden onset of pain
  • Swelling
  • Discoloration or bruising
  • Muscle spasms
  • Weakness
  • Stiffness
  • Sports injuries

Muscle strains and imbalances should be managed immediately by a physiotherapist. This includes rest, pain management and education to prevent further injuries. Depending on the severity of your symptoms, your physiotherapist will develop a specialized program to stretch and strengthen the injured muscles and restore muscle mobility.

Muscle Strains & Sprains Treatments

  • Rest, ice, elevation
  • NSAIDs
  • Pain reduction using physical agents such as electrical stimulation
  • Ultrasound or laser to manage inflammation
  • Massage
  • Taping
  • Bracing
  • Strengthening exercises for the knee, hip and core muscles

Read more:

https://www.physiomobility.com/therapeutic-massage.html

Physiotherapists Treat Muscle Sprains, Sprains, and Imbalances

At Physiomobility, we have a team of qualified professionals who offer specialized treatment for various musculoskeletal conditions. Whether you have a chronic medical condition, such as arthritis, or you have experienced a sports injury, or suffer from dizziness and vertigo our experienced physiotherapists will provide you a personalized treatment, offering you relief from pain and discomfort and enabling you to get back to your usual activities quickly.

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