Strains and Sprains


Strains and Sprains Emergency Care

At RapidCare Emergency Room, we understand that accidents happen, and when they do, it’s crucial to receive prompt and effective treatment. Our dedicated team of ER physicians is available 24/7, including holidays, to provide immediate care for various emergencies, including strains and sprains.

Strains and Sprains Emergency Care

What It Is

Strains and sprains are common musculoskeletal injuries that can occur due to overstretching or tearing of ligaments (sprains) and muscles or tendons (strains). These injuries often result from sudden twists, falls, or overexertion during physical activities.

Types of Strains and Sprains

  1. Strains (Muscle or Tendon Injuries): Overstretching or tearing of muscles or tendons.
  2. Sprains (Ligament Injuries): Damage to ligaments connecting bones, often caused by sudden twisting or impact.

Causes of Strains and Sprains

These trauma injuries can occur due to various reasons, such as:

  • Sudden Movements: Quick, unexpected movements during sports or daily activities.
  • Overexertion: Pushing muscles or joints beyond their limits.
  • Falls: Accidental slips or falls leading to injury.

Identifying the cause helps healthcare professionals tailor the treatment plan to the specific circumstances.

How is it Diagnosed?

Our experienced emergency room physicians utilize a combination of medical history, physical examinations, and diagnostic imaging such as X-rays or CT Scans to accurately diagnose strains and sprains.

How is it Treated?

Our comprehensive treatment approach may include:


  1. Pain Management: Medications to alleviate pain and reduce inflammation.
  2. Rest and Ice: Resting the affected area and applying ice to reduce swelling.
  3. Compression and Elevation: Techniques to minimize swelling and promote healing.

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Warning Signs to go to the ER

For Children and Adults


If you experience any of the following symptoms, seek immediate medical attention at RapidCare Emergency Room:


  • Severe Pain: Intense and persistent pain.
  • Inability to Move: Difficulty moving the affected limb.
  • Deformity: Visible deformity or misalignment of the injured area.

Importance of Fast, Effective Treatment


Prompt treatment at RapidCare Emergency Room ensures:


  • Faster Recovery: Timely intervention aids quicker healing.
  • Prevention of Complications: Avoid potential long-term complications.
  • Expert Care: Skilled physicians who provide immediate attention.

Frequently Asked Questions

A: It’s crucial to seek medical attention promptly to prevent complications.

A: No, everyday activities and accidents can also lead to these injuries.

A: Our 24/7 availability, experienced physicians, and state-of-the-art facilities ensure efficient care.

A: Absolutely! RapidCare Emergency Room welcomes walk-ins 24/7. No appointment is necessary.

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Don’t let strains and sprains slow you down. Visit RapidCare Emergency Room for immediate and comprehensive treatment. Call us, use our convenient online check-in, or simply walk in. Our dedicated ER physicians are on-site 24/7, including holidays, ensuring you receive the care you deserve when you need it most.