Hebrews 12:12-13 - Therefore, strengthen your feeble arms and weak knees. "Make level paths for your feet," so that the lame may not be disabled, but rather healed.
You’re at a soccer match when your son reaches down for his leg and a gasp escapes his lips. The coach calls a time out as your son limps slowly off the field.
So what do you do now? Should he just rest for the duration of the game or should you take him to the emergency room to be checked out? And was this a sprain or a strain?
Knowing which type of injury your son has experienced will tell what kind of medical attention he needs or if he doesn’t need any at all.
To help us understand what to do in a situation like this whether it is your son or when you’ve injured yourself, you must understand the different types of injuries.
A sprain is an overstretched or torn ligament. A strain is an overstretched or torn muscles or tendons. Learn more about the differences, common causes and how to treat both a sprain or a strain by reading the article, “Is it a Sprain or a Strain? Tips for Identification,” on healthline.com.
Now that you know the difference between sprains and strains and what to look for you’ll be better able to determine what the best course of action will be to treat them. Also, as the Bible verse above states, it’s important to strengthen weak parts of your body through stretching and exercise so that you’ll have a better chance of avoiding becoming disabled and instead find healing.
Karen Dalske is a freelance writer, public speaker, is active in her church and writes her blogs out of her own experiences of pain, illness and loss.