Strains and Sprains
Many patients present with strains and sprains of various joints of the body. We find upon inspection, if this is a chronic condition that has had multiple episodes or if this is a first time injury. Our primary goal is eliminating the inflammation, restoring passive and active range of motion, and then rebuilding strength to allow normal ADL function. Evaluations will include the area of affliction as well as areas above and below to evaluate kinetic chain. A thorough evaluation will assist in setting up appropriate treatment plans, eliminating any extrinsic causes and restoring normal motion patterns. Use of splinting may help in the rehabilitative process.