FAQs - Injuries




I think I have sprained or strained my joint......what do I do?

Most sprains and strains can be treated at home without seeing a GP.


Characteristics of a strain / sprain are:


- Pain, weakness or tenderness around the wrist, thrumb, back, leg, knee, ankle or foot

- The injured area is swollen

- You cannot put weight on the injury or use it normally

- You have cramping or muscles spasms


Please go to A & E or call 999 if:


- You heard a crack when you had your injury

- The injured body part has changed shape

- The injury is numb, discoloured or cold to touch


You may have broken a bone and will need an X-ray


Source: NHS

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