Strains and Sprains
The reason why stretching and warming up is always recommended — strains and sprains are common year-round but especially when doing activities or playing sports you haven’t done in a while. Sprains occur when ligaments or muscles become stretched and torn. Similarly, when tendons face the same damage, you are risking a strain. Depending on how severe your injury is, your body may react with swelling, bruising, and generalized lack of mobility due to pain. Common ways to treat a spring injury like a sprain or strain include the steps of the R.I.C.E approach— rest, ice, compression, and elevation.