Introduction: Sprain


Sprain: A sprain is an injury to a ligament; a strain is an injury to a muscle or tendon.

Sprain: A sprain is an injury to a ligament--a stretching or a tearing. One or more ligaments can be injured during a sprain. The severity of the injury will depend on the extent of injury to a single ligament (whether the tear is partial or complete) and the number of ligaments involved. 1

Researching symptoms of Sprain: Further information about the symptoms of Sprain is available including a list of symptoms of Sprain, other diseases that might have similar symptoms in differential diagnosis of Sprain, or alternatively return to research other symptoms in the symptom center.

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Treatments for Sprain: Various information is available about treatments available for Sprain, prevention of Sprain, or research treatments for other diseases.

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         Contents for Sprain:

1. excerpt from Questions and Answers Sprains and Strains: NIAMS

Last revision: June 18, 2003

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