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Receive expert sprains and strains treatment online

Sprains and strains come in many types and levels of severity. While sprains affect ligaments and joints, strains affect muscles and tendons. A sprain occurs when the fibrous tissue connecting bones at a joint is stretched or torn. Sprains commonly occur in the ankles, knees, wrists, thumbs, and elbows. Muscle strains—also called pulled muscles—occur when a muscle is overextended or torn. Tendon strains occur when tendons—the fibrous connective tissues which connect muscles to bones—are strained or torn just like muscles or ligaments. Muscle strains commonly occur in the lower back and hamstrings, while tendon strains commonly occur in the hands and joints such as the ankle.

Sprains occur when a ligament—connective tissue between bones or pieces of cartilage at a joint—is torn or overextended while the joint is severely stressed. Ankle sprains are the most common type and are often caused by running on an uneven surface or landing awkwardly from a jump. Knees, elbows, wrists, and thumbs can also be sprained, often as a result of sudden twisting or overextension during sports or exercise. Strains are caused by sudden extreme stretches of muscles or tendons such as when playing a contact sport or lifting a heavy object. Regular strengthening and stretching exercises can help reduce your risk of sprains and strains.

Symptoms of sprains and strains are often quite similar and depend both on the affected area and the severity of the injury sustained. Sprains may present symptoms such as pain, swelling, bruising, limited motion, and hearing or feeling a “pop” at the time of the injury. Strains may present symptoms such as pain, swelling, tenderness, redness, bruising, limited motion, muscle spasms, and muscle weakness. Other ailments which can be confused with sprains and strains include: contusions (which occur when soft tissues are bruised directly); tendonitis (inflammation tendons without stretching or tearing); and bursitis (inflammation of small sacs called bursae which serve as cushions between bones and tendons).

Not all sprains and strains can be treated without seeing a doctor in person. However, if you are suffering from a mild sprain or strain, try scheduling an online doctor visit for sprains and strains. A helpful acronym for treatment of sprains and strains is “RICE”: rest, ice, compression, and elevation. Ice is applied to the injured area to minimize swelling. Compression may be accomplished using special casts, bandages, splints, or even a clean rag or towel in a pinch. Elevation reduces blood flow to the affected area. Anti-inflammatory medications may also be helpful. If you experience unbearable pain, immobility, or a sensation of numbness or tingling, then you should see an in-person doctor ASAP. A severe sprain or strain such as a torn ACL or Achilles tendon rupture requires in-person surgery.

Why Schedule an Online Doctor Visit for Sprains and strains?

Traditional in-person doctor visits are expensive, and in the time of COVID-19 they may be increasingly difficult to schedule and access. Telehealth makes it possible for you to cut wait times and avoid travel when you are injured by seeing a doctor from home. With SAMI-Aid’s telehealth doctor visits for sprains and strains, you can get affordable, effective online sprains and strains treatment within minutes. Telehealth treatment is only applicable to mild cases of sprains or strains which can be treated simply with rest, ice, compression, elevation, and perhaps an anti-inflammatory medication. A telehealth doctor can assess your injury through a video call or photos of the injured area which you submit. More severe sprains and strains require an in-person examination so that the physician can palpate the affected area and determine the best course of action.

SAMI-Aid is a leading telehealth provider offering expert one-on-one health care services, including virtual sprains and strains care. We make it easy to connect to a doctor from wherever you are to consult about your ailments, receive treatment remotely, refill prescriptions, and more. Our services are offered under a free basic membership with pay-per-visit nurse, doctor, and psychiatrist appointments. We also offer a monthly premium membership which includes two free appointments per month of any combination of general medicine, therapy, and psychiatry.

Register with a free account and speak with an online doctor for sprains and strains today, online or over the phone.


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