SPRAINS & STRAINS INFORMATION
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Each year in North America, there are over 50 million physician office visits for bodily injury, which includes sprains and strains, fractures, contusions, dislocations, crushes or burns. Sprains and strains are the most common type of bodily injury, impacting a wide range of parts and areas of the body.
What is a Sprain?
A sprain is a stretch and/or tear of a ligament, which is the fibrous band of connective tissue that joins the end of one bone with another. In the human body, ligaments work to stabilize and support the joints.
Sprains are typically categorized as either mild, moderate, or severe. A severe sprain produces excruciating pain at the moment of injury, as ligaments tear completely, or separate from the bone. This loosening makes the joint nonfunctional. A moderate sprain partially tears the ligament, producing joint instability, and some swelling. A ligament is stretched in a mild sprain, but there is no joint loosening. While the category of a sprain varies, pain, bruising, swelling, and inflammation are common symptoms of all three.
What is a Strain?
Strains are the result of overuse (prolonged, repetitive movement) of muscles and tendons that can be caused by inadequate rest breaks during intensive work or athletic training, a direct blow to the body, overstretching, or excessive muscle contraction. In severe strains, the muscle and/or tendon is partially or completely ruptured, often incapacitating the individual. With a moderate strain, the muscle/tendon is overstretched and slightly torn. With a mild strain, the muscle/tendon is stretched or pulled, slightly. Typical indications of a strain include pain, muscle spasm, muscle weakness, swelling, inflammation, and cramping.