Symptoms vary depending on the severity of the sprain.
These may include:
The situations that cause sprains also can cause other serious injuries, such as fractures. Seek treatment from a physician if you:
Keep these factors in mind to reduce the risk of sprains:
See a physician to determine if your injury is a sprain or potentially something more severe.
Mild sprains are often treated with a technique known as RICE. RICE stands for Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation.
Severe sprains may require surgery to repair damaged or torn ligaments, tendons, or muscles. Contact a physician about a sprain if you have any of these symptoms:
Patient First treats many conditions at our urgent care centers including sprains and strains. You can visit any Patient First center from 8am to 8pm, any day of the week – no appointment is needed
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