Common Injuries

Sprains and Strains

What is a Sprain?

A sprain is a stretching or tearing of ligaments, the fibrous tissue that connects bones and joints. The most common type of sprain is an ankle sprain.

What is a Strain?

A strain is an injury to a muscle or tendon as a result of over-stretching. Any part of the body can get a strain.

How can I prevent these injuries?

How can I treat these injuries?

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The best way to treat a sprain and/or strain is to move it as little as possible, apply a little bit of pressure and ice for the swelling, and elevate it. If it is too severe, seek medical attention immediately.