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February 10, 2008

Sprain and a Strain

Difference between a Sprain and a Strain!!!!

One of my friend who is no more in this world still alive wrote this and sent me to share to all. Thanks to her.

More about Strain at Wikipedia

More about Sprain at Wikipeida

Sprain and Strain are both minor injuries that impact the soft tissues of muscles, ligaments and tendoms. The difference between a strain and a sprain is that a strain is an injury to a muscle or tendom, whereas a sprain affects ligaments tissues.

Both occur at the joints. The ligaments connect bone to bone and the tendoms connect bone to muscles. They are usually temporary mild injuries that get treated similarly and heal quickly. A sprain often occurs as a result of an awkward fall, accident or sports injury. It results when a joint is yanked, twisted, pushed, hit, or jerked suddenly, such as the impact of falling forward on your hands or being tackled on the fields. Strain frequently result from excessive exercise, heavy lifting, repetitive motion or minor impacts.

Both these injuries are best treated in 48 hours by RICE meaning rest, ice, compress, and elevate. The sprained or strained area should not be moved but be iced and elevated.

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