Sprains and Strains


    Sprains and strains are two common types of soft tissue injury.  A sprain is a stretching or tearing of ligaments, the tissue that connects two bones together in your joints. The most common location for a sprain is in your ankle. A strain is a stretching or tearing of muscle or tendon. A tendon is the tissue that connects muscles to bones. Symptoms of sprains and strains are pain, swelling, and bruising. Contact a physician if symptoms include numbness or an inability to move the affected area.

    Our providers


    Elisabeth Robinson, MD

    Sports Medicine Specialist Orthopedic Surgery
    747 N. Rutledge Street 3rd Floor Springfield, IL 62702

    Jimmy Winters, MD

    Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon Plastic Surgery
    747 N. Rutledge Street 3rd Floor Springfield, IL 62702

    Why SIU

    Continually learning

    With a focus on continual improvement, our doctors take the time to research, study and innovate to provide the latest treatments for our patients.

    Patient-first experience

    Our care ranges from primary care physicians to specialists and sub-specialists who have advanced training. We're here for you when you need us.

    Breakthrough technology

    Continually teaching the next generation of doctors, our physicians use the latest developments in procedures and technologies for our patients.