Strain Treatment in Carrollton, Texas
A strain is very similar to a sprain but, instead of dealing with ligaments, a strain affects the tendons. These tendons help to connect muscle to nearby bones, and when stretched or torn can cause a significant amount of pain.
Strains follow the same basic principles of sprains in the sense that they are generally less severe injuries that lead to moderate pain but a relatively speedy recovery when treated properly. Board-certified orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Leslie Jennings, provides comprehensive orthopedic care to patients in Carrollton, Texas. He will help diagnose the severity of your orthopedic injury and develop a treatment plan that is tailored to meet your needs. If you are experiencing any of the symptoms of a strain, please contact Dr. Jennings at (972) 394-0118 and schedule an appointment today!
What Are The Symptoms of a Strain?
Some of the symptoms of a strain include:
- muscle spasms
- muscle weakness
- pain that radiates from the area of the strain
How Does Dr. Jennings Diagnose Strains?
Dr. Jennings will conduct a physical examination to assess the amount of damage inflicted to the area. Diagnostic imaging tests are also often ordered to provide a visual of the internal structures and tissues, which most commonly include an X-ray and/or an MRI.
When Is Surgery Necessary?
As previously mentioned, a vast majority of strains can be appropriately treated using non-invasive options that primarily pertain to resting the affected area. However, in severe cases where the muscles, tendons, or ligaments of the foot have ruptured or become torn, surgery should be considered.
Physical therapy and supportive braces are also often utilized for moderate injuries, and can also be quite helpful during a patient’s recovery journey after surgery. Be sure to consult with Dr. Jennings prior to using any type of brace, as not every model will be appropriate for each patient and their unique injury. Dr. Jennings can also recommend particular providers that offer exceptional physical rehabilitation services specific to mending trauma inflicted upon the foot.
Schedule an Appointment for Strain Treatment
In general, if you notice constant pain, even if it is dull, lasting longer than 1-2 days, you should seek medical attention. A strain may not immediately cause a lot of pain, but it can all too easily lead to future health complications or an increased likelihood of a more severe injury. To speak with Dr. Jennings about a potential strain, please contact our office today by calling (972) 394-0118 to request an appointment.