A sprain is a tear of the ligaments around a joint whilst a strain is a tear of the muscles and tendons.
Treat as a fracture ( worst case scenario) and arrange for an X Ray to confirm
Twisting awkwardly, dropping down a curb, misplacing your feet, sporting activity.
Common causes include:
Twisting of the ankle
Treatment for a Sprain or Strain
Rest – Stop sporting activity or whatever you are doing and rest
Ice – Apply Ice, not directly on the injury but wrapped in plastic or fabric
Compress – This helps reduce the swelling
Elevate – To reduce swelling.
If very painful or pain is not easing seek medical advise. Sometimes an X ray is the only way to tell if there is a break or not.
This guidance is great but no substitute for a practical First Aid course.
We teach Sprains and Strains training in more detail on the following courses.
TQUK Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid
TQUK Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work
To book any course NDA First Aid Training Ltd offer simply click here
You can also contact us in the following ways:
Telephone: 01494 958547
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