Sprains and Strains Center

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 and signs 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. Read more: Sprains and Strains Article

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Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 3/4/2019

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