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What is a Sprain?

It refers to a stretching or tearing of ligaments, the fibrous tissue that connects bones and joints.

Can physiotherapy help people with sprains?

Yes. Physiotherapy is an effective treatment for sprains and it helps to prevent the risk or injury reoccurrence.

What are the causes of sprains?

  • Slippery or uneven surfaces

  • Muscle fatigue

  • Ill-fitting footwear

  • Poorly maintained sporting equipment

  • Falls

  • Sports injury

How do I know if I have a sprain?

  • Swelling

  • Tenderness

  • Bruising

  • Pain

  • Inability to put weight or use the affected side without pain

  • Skin discoloration

  • Stiffness

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