Strains, Sprains

A sprain is a stretched or torn ligament. Ligaments are tissues that connect bones at a joint. Falling, twisting, or getting hit can all cause a sprain. Ankle and wrist sprains are common. Symptoms include pain, swelling, bruising, and being unable to move your joint. You might feel a pop or tear when the injury happens.

A strain is a stretched or torn muscle or tendon. Tendons are tissues that connect muscle to bone. Twisting or pulling these tissues can cause a strain. Strains can happen suddenly or develop over time. Back and hamstring muscle strains are common. Many people get strains playing sports. Symptoms include pain, muscle spasms, swelling, and trouble moving the muscle.

At first, treatment of both sprains and strains usually involves resting the injured area, icing it, wearing a bandage or device that compresses the area, and medicines. Later treatment might include exercise and physical therapy.


Urgent Care on Del Mar has now expanded to serve the Eagle Pass community. Please visit our clinic at 2824 N. Veteran's Blvd, Suite A, Eagle Pass, TX.

Urgent Care on Del Mar - Laredo

2344 Laguna Del Mar Court, Suite 104
Laredo, Texas 78041

Monday - Friday
2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Saturday & Sunday
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Urgent Care Del Mar - Eagle Pass

2824 N Veterans Blvd, Suite A
Eagle Pass, Texas 78852

Monday - Friday
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Saturday & Sunday
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm