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Joint Sprain

Joint Sprain

A joint sprain occurs when the connective tissue that stretches over a joint is damaged or torn. A joint sprain can cause instability within the joint, increasing the likelihood of further injury if not treated.
A typical example of a joint sprain is a sprained ankle. A sprained ankle is a tear within one or more of the ligaments of the ankle that provide stability and support to the ankle joint. Another example of a sprained joint is finger sprains, which are sprains to ligaments within fingers. The big toe joint's sprain usually results from jumping and landing pressures; it is mainly seen among athletes who play sports such as basketball, football, and tennis.

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Symptoms & Causes of ​​Joint Sprain

The symptoms of joint sprain are:

  • Pain and tenderness

  • Reduced range of movement

  • Swelling/inflammation

  • Weakness

  • Balance problems

  • Numbness

  • Spasm

  • Deformity

  • Redness or bruising discolouration on the affected area

​The causes of joint sprain are:

  • Walking on uneven surfaces and stepping on something causing the foot to turn outwards or inwards

  • Bending or twisting the elbow in an unnatural way

  • Continuous overstretching of the ligament due to overuse, as in overhead throwing activities, will cause inflammation and scarring within the ligament.

  • Overuse

  • Dislocation

  • Extension injury

  • Rotational injury

  • Extensive bending forces of the toe

  • Stubbed toe

  • Overloading a ligament beyond its capability

  • Sudden and rapid loading of the ligament, especially after prolonged rest

  • Rotational, twisting forces 

  • Repetitive strain or overuse without enough rest between prolonged periods of loading activity.

  • External impact

  • Poor sporting techniques

  • Inappropriate footwear

  • Flat feet

  • Poor posture

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Treatment for Joint Sprain

Our physiotherapists at Fizo Kare Physiotherapy Centre will first conduct a comprehensive physiotherapy assessment to effectively apply targeted treatments to reduce pain and facilitate a speedier recovery. We will then customise a rehabilitation plan to help you return to normal activities in the best possible condition. As a result, we will reduce pain symptoms, decrease swelling, and restore strength and flexibility to the ligaments and joints. On top of that, we will also be able to advise on appropriate preventive measures when you return to regular activity, such as using taping, braces, or supports.

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