Patient Comments: Sprains and Strains - Causes

How did you suffer an injury that resulted in a sprain or strain?

Comment from: Barbara, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: May 30

I lifted a 300 lb. teakwood table at each corner to remove an 8X10 ft. wool rug, approximately 80 lb. As I lifted each corner I pushed the rug back enough to fold over each corner of the rug until it was free of the weight of the table. I pulled the rug out from under the table. It was very strenuous and took all my strength. I knew I would feel the consequences of my actions. I was very sore for a few days. I wore a brace that afforded me movement with reduced pain. A few days later I experienced extreme muscle spasms and increased pain. It has been 3 months. I weigh 116 lb. / Height 5"3". I"ve been to an internist, chiropractor, massage therapist, and physical therapist. I am still in pain.

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Comment from: Janie, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: March 04

I strained an ankle muscle when standing up from a chair. At times I can barely put any weight on the ankle.

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