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Argyle TX 76226

CHRISTOPHER HUGHES, MD
WILLIAM MUSGRAVE, DO

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By Argyle Family Practice
March 24, 2021
Category: Medical
Tags: Sprain   Strain  

How your doctors in Argyle, TX, can help with a sprain or strain.

It’s easy to hurt yourself, especially as you get older, are out of shape, or if you play a sport. Sprained or strained muscles, tendons, and ligaments are a common problem when you are active. You can also experience a strain or sprain when you do repetitive activities at work, or lift and carry heavy objects.

The good news is, your doctor can help you get relief from a sprain or a strain. Dr. Christopher Hughes and Dr. William Musgrave of Argyle Family Practice in Argyle, TX, offer comprehensive family medical services, including treatment for a strain or a sprain.

You can do a lot to prevent sprains and strains if you:

  • Stretch thoroughly before any vigorous activity
  • Start out slowly when you begin an activity
  • Wear the appropriate supportive footwear for the activity you are doing
  • Stay in good physical condition and maintain a healthy weight

No matter how well prepared you are, injuries happen. There are a few simple things you can do to help heal a sprain or strain. You can try:

  • Elevating the area to take the weight off of it
  • Place ice on the area several times a day
  • Bandage the area with compression bandages
  • Take over-the-counter anti-inflammatory pain medication

For bad sprains and strains, it’s best to visit your doctor. Professional treatments for sprains and strains include:

  • Wearing a walking boot or cast if your sprain or strain involves your feet, ankles, or legs
  • Using crutches to help you stay mobile
  • Physical therapy and stretching exercises to help you regain strength, range-of-motion, and flexibility
  • Taking prescription strength anti-inflammatory medication to reduce swelling and ease pain

A muscle, tendon, or ligament sprain or strain doesn’t have to keep you from doing the things you enjoy. Your doctor can help you heal faster, and with a great result. To find out more about treatment for strains and sprains, call Dr. Hughes and Dr. Musgrave of Argyle Family Practice in Argyle, TX, at (940) 226-4850 today!