Fracture and sprain management- cast and straps

Injuries while working out, falls, sudden physical activities and accidents can lead to Fractures and Sprains. The best way to minimise your risk of fractures and sprains is to use the proper gear and posture when doing any heavy lifting and always warming up and stretching before working out.

At Bega Medical Centre, our doctors have treated hundreds of Factures and Sprains over the years. To book an appointment with us, please call us on 02 4476 5588

Sprains: Causes, Symptoms and Treatments

A Sprain is a result of stretching or tearing of a ligament. Symptoms include swelling, bruising, pain and tenderness.

Treatment for Sprains

Anti-inflammatory medications, compression and strapping are commonly administered treatments for Sprains. Futhermore, rehabilitation may be required to restore flexibility after healing. 
 

Sprains: Causes, Symptoms and Treatments

Fractures: Causes, Symptoms and Treatments

Fractures occur when your bone breaks or cracks. Your risk factor for fractures are higher if you’re suffering from Osteoporosis, brittle bone disease, bone tumours or cancer.

Treatment for Fractures

A Fracture is generally treated with a Cast or a splint. A Cast or a Split is used to secure and immobilise the bone, so they can align and heal properly without being moved around. In rare cases such as hip fractures where it is not practically possible to immobilise the bone, surgery may be required. 
If you’ve had a fracture or a sprain, please follow your doctor’s instructions carefully to speed up recovery and restore full mobility. This is very important as failure to do so can lead to misalignment of the bones or restraining the ligament, further damaging it.

Fractures: Causes, Symptoms and Treatments

Contact Us

Our team of doctors and nurses are committed to providing you with the highest level of care and attention, as we believe you deserve nothing less than the best. To book an appointment at Bega Medical Centre, feel free to call us on the number below.  Call 0244765588

We care about your health and wellbeing just as much as you do.