Strains and sprains of the muscle can cause severe pain in a person. A sprain is the stretching or even tearing of a ligament, while a strain is the stretching or tearing of a muscle/tendon. Sprains can happen when running or jumping or when a person falls. A strain can happen when a muscle is overused. The most common areas for a sprain or strain are in the ankles and the wrists. A person may feel pain in the are with difficulty moving it or putting pressure on it. It could also swell. Chiropractic adjustments and physical therapy may be used to help heal the injury. If you are eperiencing any of these sympoms, call us and make an appointment today.