Causes Of Sprains & Strains
One of the most common sprains in both sport as well as day to day life is the ankle sprain or “rolled ankle”. Some factors that may predispose to an ankle sprain include poor balance, decreased flexibility in the leg and ankle, and decreased strength in the leg and ankle, past history of ankle injury and increasing age.
A strain is an acute injury to a muscle. Muscles are strained or torn when some or all of the fibres fail to cope with the demands placed upon them (Brukner & Khan 2008). Strains also have grades dependent on the level of injury.
Hamstring strains are very common; we have provided many people ranging from athletes to those of non-sporting backgrounds with hamstring strain treatment that aims to provide recovery and reduce further incidents of hamstring strain.
A number of factors predispose to muscle strains including inadequate warm up, decrease flexibility, excessive muscle tightness, muscle imbalance, previous injury, faulty technique or biomechanics.