Fractures and Sprains can occur as a result of accidents, injury while exercising, falls, trauma to the body and engaging in strenuous, sudden physical activity that your body’s not used to. You can reduce the risk of getting a facture or a strain by handling your body in a careful manner, using appropriate protective gear when engaging in adventurous or physical activities. At Narooma Medical Centre, our doctors have seen and treated hundreds of Factures and Sprains over the years.
If you suspect you have a Sprain or a Facture, get in touch with us immediately on 02 4476 5588 .
A Sprain or strain occurs when there’s stretching or tearing of a ligament. Depending on the location where it occurs and its severity, symptoms may differ. There can be swelling, bruising, pain, tenderness and the skin on the area feeling warm to the touch.
Depending on the severity of the Sprain, your doctor might suggest anti-inflammatory medications along with other treatments such as compression and elevation of the injured area. Strapping is also an effective treatment option for Sprains. Strapping can offer pain relief as well as support and facilitate normal movement, helping you recover faster. Ankle Strapping, knee strapping, shoulder strapping, wrist strapping and hamstring strapping can be used where needed to aid quick recovery. Rehabilitation to restore flexibility post healing is also a viable treatment.
A Fracture typically occurs when an outside force connects with your body, breaking or cracking a bone. Fractures can be something as minor as a tiny crack on the bone to something much more severe like the bone breaking and splintering completing. People with Osteoporosis, brittle bone disease, bone tumours and cancers are more susceptible to fractures.
A Fracture is usually treated with a Cast or a splint. A Cast or a Split is used to secure and immobilise the bone, to ensure there is no movement so the bones can align and heal properly. In cases such as fracture of a finger or toe, a cast or splint may not be required. In such instances, wrapping the bone would suffice in keeping it immobilised. One of the instances where casts might not work and where surgery might be necessary is in cases of hip fractures. Since it is near to impossible to immobilise the hip for such a long period of time to allow the bones to heal, surgery might be recommended as the only practical solutions. Whether you’ve had an accident or a sports injury that requires immediate care and attention, the team at Narooma Medical Centre is ready for you. We’ve helped many individuals over the years recover as quickly as possible without compromising the integrity of the treatment. Our goal is to help you recover fully and gain full mobility. To book an appointment, call us on 0244765588 / 0424204562