Musculoskeletal Injuries: The Differences between Sprains, Strains and Breaks

SPRAINS A sprain is a tear or a stretch of the tissue connecting two bones (ligament). Ligaments are essential in stabilizing and supporting the body’s joints. For instance, knee ligaments connect the lower and the upper leg. Sprains are caused by injuries that overstretch a joint, or rupture supporting ligaments. A twist, fall, or blow

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