Ligament Sprains

Ligament Sprains

Ligament Sprains services offered in Robbinsville and Neptune, NJ

Ligament Sprains are a common problem, especially among athletes. At A+ Athlete Sports Medicine in Robbinsville and Neptune, New Jersey, board-certified sports medicine physicians Adam Redlich, MD and their exceptional team can offer treatments to treat your sprain. Call the A+ Athlete Sports Medicine office to schedule an evaluation, or use the online booking feature today.

Ligament Sprains Q & A

What are ligament sprains?

Ligaments are a type of connective tissue that connect one bone to another. Ligaments are found throughout the body. A ligament sprain is an injury to this connective tissue that results in stretching or either partially or fully tearing the ligament. Ligament sprains can be uncomfortable and can interfere with your quality of life and performance during sports or your daily activities. A+ Athlete Sports Medicine offers non-operative approaches to treating sprains to help you get back out on the court, field, rink, or even just back to your daily activities as quickly as possible.

What are the common symptoms of a sprain?

A sprain may appear as:

  • Pain
  • Tenderness
  • Swelling
  • Bruising
  • Stiffness
  • Sharp or dull discomfort
  • Decreased range of motion
  • Reduced mobility
  • Warmth

If you develop a sprain that’s severe or ongoing, consult the A+ Athlete Sports Medicine specialists for an evaluation.

What can cause a sprain?

Sprains are typically caused by a movement that causes the ligament to stretch in a way that it typically does not, which can cause it to overstretch. An example would be “rolling” your ankle.

How does my doctor diagnose a sprain?

The A+ Athlete Sports Medicine team diagnoses a ligament sprain after evaluating your injury with a thorough examination, reviewing your symptoms and medical history, checking your vital signs, and completing diagnostic tests, if needed. They may suggest further imaging tests such as x-rays to rule out an associated injury like a broken bone, an in-office ultrasound examination or MRI. 

How are ligament sprains treated?

A+ Athlete Sports Medicine offers nonsurgical approaches to treating sprains. They may suggest home remedies like ice or heat packs, supplements, medications, specialized bracing or modifying your activities for a period of time. Your specialist personalizes each treatment based on your needs.

Additional treatment options include injury-specific exercise programs, physical therapy, medication prescriptions, injections, massage, nutrition counseling, osteopathic manual treatment, and acupuncture. Your specialist personalizes each treatment based on your needs.

Call the A+ Athlete Sports Medicine office or use the online booking feature to get treated for your sprain today.