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An injury to a ligament is called a sprain, and an injury to muscle or tendon is called a strain. Sprains and strains may be caused by repetitive movements or a single stressful incident. Symptoms include pain and swelling. Though treatment depends upon the extent and location of the injury, rest, ice, compression, and elevation are key elements of treatment.

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      Ankle Pain Article
      • Ankle pain and ankle tendinitis facts
      • How is the ankle designed, and what is the ankle's function?
      • What causes ankle pain and ankle tendinitis?
      • What injuries can cause ankle pain, and how are they treated?
      • What diseases and conditions can cause ankle pain, and how are they treated?
      • What are associated symptoms and signs of ankle pain and ankle tendinitis?
      • How are ankle pain and ankle tendinitis diagnosed?
      • What is the prognosis for ankle pain and ankle tendinitis?
      • Is it possible to prevent ankle pain and ankle tendinitis?
    • Hip Bursitis Bursitis of the hip results when the fluid-filled sac (bursa) near the hip becomes inflamed due to localized soft tissue trauma...learn more »
    • Knee Bursitis Bursitis of the knee results when any of the three fluid-filled sacs (bursae) become inflamed due to injury or strain. Symptoms...learn more »
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      Knee Bursitis Article
      • Knee bursitis facts
      • What is bursitis?
      • What is knee bursitis?
      • What are causes of knee bursitis?
      • What are knee bursitis symptoms and signs?
      • How is knee bursitis diagnosed?
      • How is prepatellar bursitis of the knee treated? Are there home remedies for knee bursitis?
      • What about the other knee bursae?
      • What is the prognosis (outlook) of knee bursitis?
      • Can knee bursitis be prevented?
    • Elbow Pain Elbow pain is most often the result of tendinitis, which can affect the inner or outer elbow. Treatment includes ice, rest, and...learn more »
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      Elbow Pain Article
      • Elbow pain facts
      • How is the elbow designed, and what is its function?
      • What injuries can cause elbow pain, and what are symptoms and signs of the causes of elbow pain?
      • What are diseases and conditions that can cause elbow pain, and how are they treated?
      • How is elbow pain diagnosed?
      • What are treatments for elbow pain?
      • What is the prognosis of elbow pain?
      • Can elbow pain be prevented?
    • Knee Pain Acute injuries, medical conditions, and chronic use conditions are causes of knee pain. Symptoms and signs that accompany knee...learn more »

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