First-Class Treatment for Strains in Carson City, NV & Nearby Communities
Residents of Carson City, Nevada, and surrounding areas can turn to Tahoe Fracture & Orthopedic Medical Clinic for expert treatment of strains and other injuries. We’re a full-service clinic that’s been serving this area since 1966, and we take pride in helping our patients restore their function, mobility, and quality of life.
What Is a Strain?
You’ve probably heard of sprains, which refer to stretched or torn ligaments (the fibrous tissues that hold bones together). Strains are a little bit different. Instead of torn ligaments, they involve stretched or torn muscles or tendons (the tissues that connect bones to muscles). Muscles and tendons can overstretch or tear when they’re twisted or pulled too far. Strains frequently occur when someone performs the same motion over and over, especially if it involves heavy lifting. They’re also common in contact sports such as football and hockey.
What Are the Symptoms of a Strain?
Strains can cause a wide array of unpleasant symptoms, which may range from mild to severe depending on the extent of the injury. These symptoms include:
- Difficulty moving the affected body part
- Muscle spasms
How Are Strains Treated?
Many people are able to find relief from the symptoms of a strain by using conservative techniques like compression, elevation, icing, pain medication, and rest. In more severe cases, however, it may be necessary to see a doctor for further treatment. Depending on the injury, a doctor might recommend bracing, physical therapy, or even surgery.
Call Us Today
If you think that you may have strained a muscle or tendon, call Tahoe Fracture & Orthopedic Medical Clinic today. One of our friendly and knowledgeable team members will answer your questions, provide you with additional information about strains, and help you set up an appointment at one of our nearby locations (we have offices in Carson City, Gardnerville, Hawthorne, Reno, South Lake Tahoe, and Yerington).