Sprain VS Strain

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Sprain VS Strain

Strain VS Sprain



Grade I injuries usually heal quickly with rest, ice, compression, and elevation. Therapeutic exercise can also help restore strength and flexibility. Grade II injuries are treated similarly but may require immobili-zation of the injured area to permit healing. Grade III sprains and strains usually require immobilization and possibly surgery to restore function.


Sprain- symptoms may include pain, inflammation, and in some cases, the inability to move a limb (arm, leg, foot).Strain- symptoms for a muscle strain may include pain, muscle spasm, loss of strength, and limited range of motion.


Strain- Strains are injuries that involve the stretching or tearing of a musculo-tendinous (muscle and tendon) structure.These strains take place when a muscle is stretched and suddenly contracts, as with running or jumping.

Sprain- sprain is an injury involving the stretching or tearing of a ligament. A severely damaged ligament or joint capsule can cause instability in a joint. Sprains occur when a joint is forced beyond its normal range of motion, such as turning or rolling your ankle

Physicians categorize sprains and strains according to severity. A Grade I (mild) sprain or strain involves some stretching or minor tearing of a ligament or muscle. A Grade II (moderate) sprain or strain is a ligament or muscle that is partially torn but still intact. A Grade III (severe) sprain or strain means that the ligament or muscle is completely torn, resulting in joint instability.



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