Ligament Sprain

Ligaments are the tough bands of tissue that connect a bone to another bone in a joint. A sprain is an injury to a ligament typically caused by overstretching such as rolling your ankle or bending your wrist backward. 


  • Joint pain
  • SwellingStiffness
  • Possibly associated with hearing or feeling a “pop” at the time of injury
  • Bruising may be present


  • R.I.C.E.
    • Rest – avoid activities that cause increased pain
    • Ice
    • Compression
    • Elevation
  • Anti-inflammatory medications
  • Physical therapy
  • Laser therapy
  • Steroid injections to reduce swelling
  • Acupuncture

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