Treating Sprains, Strains, and Broken Bones Every Day at Our Lombard, IL, Medical Clinic
If you think you’ve sustained a sprain, a strain, or a broken bone in Lombard, Elmhurst, or a surrounding suburb in Illinois, you can rely on Jovive Health for prompt treatment. We are open 7 days a week and our practice is 100% owned and led by doctors. You can count on our experienced providers to treat you with professional and compassionate care.
Sprains vs. Strains: What’s the Difference?
Many people use the terms “sprain” and “strain” interchangeably. It’s no wonder why—they sound quite similar! However, they actually refer to two very different injuries:
- Sprains – A sprain occurs when a ligament (a thick band of tissue joining two bones together) overstretches or tears. All of the body’s joints are susceptible to sprains, but this injury most commonly affects the ankle joints.
- Strains – A strain occurs when a muscle or tendon (a fibrous tissue connecting muscle to bone) overstretches or tears. Any of the muscles in the body can be strained, but the lower back muscles and hamstring muscles tend to be affected most frequently.
Sprains and strains can produce many of the same symptoms, including pain, swelling, and reduced flexibility and range of motion (notably, broken bones can also cause some of the same symptoms). Sprains are more likely to cause bruising, and strains are more likely to cause muscle spasms, but only a trained medical provider can accurately diagnose your injury.
Extended Hours for Our Patients’ Convenience
Whether you have a sprain, a strain, a broken bone, or another injury entirely, you need treatment fast. Luckily, at Jovive Health’s Lombard, IL, office, we treat patients every day of the week with extended hours. Visit us today at 601 East Roosevelt Road. We offer same-day reservations and also accept walk-ins.