Sprain

Sprains and Strains: A sprain is a stretch or tear of a ligament, the band of connective tissues that joins the end of one bone with another. Sprains are caused by trauma such as a fall or blow to the ...1

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Symptoms of Sprain

Signs of a sprain include varying degrees of tenderness or pain; bruising; inflammation; swelling; inability to move a limb or joint; or joint looseness, laxity, or instability. ...Source: NIAMS (NIH)2 ...

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Causes of Sprain

A sprain is a stretch or tear of a ligament, the band of connective tissues that joins the end of one bone with another. Sprains are caused by trauma such as a fall or blow to the body that knocks ...3

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Causes List for Sprain

Some possible causes of Sprain or similar disorders may include:4

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Types of Sprain

Sprains can range from first degree (minimally stretched ligament) to third degree (a complete tear). Areas of the body most vulnerable to sprains are ankles, knees, and wrists. ...Source: NIAMS (NIH)5 ...

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Treatments: Sprain

When to See a Health Care Provider for a Sprain

  • You have severe pain and cannot put any weight on the injured joint.
  • The injured area looks crooked or has lumps and bumps (other than swelling) that you do not ...
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Prevention of Sprain

Can Sprains and Strains Be Prevented? People can do many things to help lower their risk of sprains and strains:

  • Avoid exercising or playing sports when tired or in pain.
  • Maintain a healthy, well-balanced diet to keep muscles strong ...
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Research for Sprain

Information on research is available from the following resources:

  • National Institutes of Health (NIH) Clinical Research Trials and You was designed to help people learn more about clinical trials, why they matter, and how to participate. Visitors to the website ...
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References

  1. Source: NIAMS (NIH): niams.nih.gov/ Health_Info/ Sports_Injuries/ default.asp
  2. ibid.
  3. ibid.
  4. Source: Algorithmically Generated List
  5. Source: NIAMS (NIH): niams.nih.gov/ Health_Info/ Sports_Injuries/ default.asp

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