Doc Talk: How to treat sprains and strains


It’s time for another virtual trip to the doctor’s office. And since warm weather is here, we know lots of kids (and adults) will be outside playing games and sports. If you or one of our kids hurts an ankle, do you know the difference between a “sprain” and a “strain”? (We didn’t before we saw this video.)

Should you apply ice? Or heat? When and how? For answers to all these questions, click the video below to see Dr. Andrew Lueders talk about how to treat sprains and strains and the differences between the two injuries.

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Lueders, call the Mercy Clinic at 479-338-5555 at the Physician’s Plaza on the Mercy campus in Rogers (just off Interstate 540).

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