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SPRAINS & STRAINS "Caused by soft tissue injuries:
Sprain – Soft tissue injuries to the ligament
Strains – affect the muscles
This can look and feel similar to a fracture if you are unsure seek medical advice!
Signs and Symptom
- Tender to touch;
- Loss of power;
- Very painful especially if moved;
- R - Rest;
- I - Ice;
- C - Comfortable support;
- E - Elevate;
- DO NOT MOVE THE LIMB!
- DO NOT TRY AND STRAIGHTEN THE LIMB!
- DO NOT PUT ICE DIRECTLY ON THE SKIN!