Wrists or ankles are the most common places to suffer a Spran or a Strain, but they can also happen in many other places including elbows, shoulders, ribcages, fingers, toes, thumb, knee or your back. Stepping off a kerb and twisting ankle, falling on outstretched hands, or done through sports injuries, it takes only a second to do, so we need to understand which type of injury it is and how we can treat it.
The difference between a sprain and a strain is that a sprain injures the bands of tissue that connect two bones together, while a strain involves an injury to a muscle or to the band of tissue that attaches a muscle to a bone.
Even what appears to be a slight injury to the head can cause unseen damage, always err on the side of safety
IMMEDIATELY OBTAIN MEDICAL ASSISTANCE !
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Many of us are now taught First-Aid as a requirement for work, and it is law to have a qualified first-aider in any office, factory or workspace that has more than five persons.
But as parents we should learn first-aid in case something happens to our children at home, on way to and from school or at the park.
Basic and advanced courses are cheap and regularly run by both the St. John Ambulance and the Red Cross. (see buttons below)
Everyone should learn basic first-aid, it could save a life !
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