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Sprains and strains are common injuries that can occur during everyday activities, sports, or work. At Cermak Immediate Care, we provide prompt and effective treatment for these injuries to help patients in Chicago, Cicero, and Roseland recover quickly and safely. Understanding the differences between these conditions and receiving appropriate care are key to a successful recovery.

Understanding Sprains and Strains

A sprain is an injury to the ligaments—the tough bands of fibrous tissue that connect two bones together in your joints. It is most commonly caused by trauma such as a fall or a sudden twist. Common locations for sprains include the ankles, wrists, and knees.

A strain, on the other hand, involves an injury to a muscle or a tendon. Tendons are the fibers that connect muscles to bones. Strains often occur from overstretching or overexertion, resulting in a tear or rupture in the muscle fibers. Strains are frequent in the back and the hamstring muscle.

Treating Muscle Strains

Muscle strains can range from mild discomfort to severe injuries requiring medical attention. Symptoms typically include pain, muscle spasm, weakness, and limited mobility. At Cermak Immediate Care, we assess the severity of the muscle strain and provide tailored treatment plans that may include rest, ice, compression, elevation (RICE), physical therapy, and medication.

Urgent Care for Injuries in Chicago

For those experiencing a sprain or strain, timely treatment is crucial to prevent further damage and encourage effective healing. Cermak Immediate Care offers:

  • Rapid Assessment and Diagnosis: Quick evaluation to determine the severity of your injury and the best course of treatment.
  • Immediate Pain Relief: Management of pain and swelling to improve comfort and facilitate healing.
  • Rehabilitation Services: Guidance on rehabilitation techniques to restore function and strength without risking re-injury.

Prevention and Care Tips

Preventing sprains and strains involves maintaining good physical conditioning, using proper techniques in sports and activities, and wearing appropriate footwear. Strengthening exercises and stretching can also reduce the risk of such injuries.

FAQs About Sprains & Strains Treatment

Visit Cermak Immediate Care for immediate assessment and treatment if you suspect a sprain or strain. Our clinics in Chicago, Cicero, and Roseland are equipped to handle these injuries with state-of-the-art medical care, ensuring you receive the best possible outcome and a speedy return to your daily activities.

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Convenient Locations and Accessibility

Located near major expressways and well-connected by public transport, our clinics in Cicero, Chicago, Roseland, Hoffman Estates, and Rolling Meadows are easily accessible. We cater to the needs of our community by offering flexible visiting hours, including walk-in options and the ability to schedule appointments online or by phone. This ensures that you can receive care when it suits you best.


Cermak Immediate Care

5741 W Cermak Rd
Cicero IL 60804


Cermak Immediate Care

2408 W Cermak Rd
Chicago IL 60608


Cermak Immediate Care

134 W 111th St Floor 2
Chicago IL 60628

Hoffman Estates

Rapid Immediate Care

925 N Roselle Rd
Hoffman Estates IL 60169

Rolling Meadows

NewMed Immediate Care

1669 W. Algonquin Rd
Rolling Meadows IL 60008