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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
41 years experience Podiatry
1,2,3: They are rated as 1st, 2nd & 3rd degree depending on the extent of injury.
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Dr. Ralph Salvagno
39 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
1,2,3: First degree sprain - is a tear of only a few fibers of the ligament. Second degree sprain - is a tear of part of a ligament, from a third to almost ... Read More
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Dr. Mark Galland
32 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Graded 1 through 3..: Sprains and strains are graded based on the number of fibers within the structure that are stretched/ torn. This is by no means an exact number (of fi ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Wallach
21 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Ligament vs tendon: In general, strains are injuries to a muscle or tendon. A tendon connects the muscle to bone. A sprain is an injury to a ligament. Ligaments connect ... Read More
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Dr. Aruna Seneviratne
26 years experience Sports Medicine
Tissue difference: A strain is a stretch injury of a muscle or tendon. A sprain is a stretch injury of a ligament. A ligament connects bone to bone. A tendon connects m ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michele Arnold
22 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Similar, but diff: A sprain is an injury involving the stretching or tearing of a ligament or a joint capsule. Sprains occur when a joint is forced beyond its normal ra ... Read More
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Dr. Audie Rolnick
40 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Muscle vs ligament: Sprain is ligament injury, strain is muscle injury.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Sider
39 years experience Sports Medicine
Usually RICE: I would recommend a combination of rest ice, compression and elevation depending on the severity of the injury it can take from 2-6 weeks to heal.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mehul Desai
19 years experience Pain Management
Different: They are different. Sprains affect ligaments and connective tissue. Strains affect muscles.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
41 years experience Podiatry
RICE: Rest, ice, compression, elevation.
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
54 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Sprains & strains-: -R used interchangeably. They refer 2 injuries 2 mucles & ligaments. 3 degrees: 1=tweaked or hurts but no harm no foul, 2=damage 2 the structure w ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ebner
18 years experience Dermatology
Arnica & Rutin: If you have sprains and strains then you may benefit from using two natural herbal remedies. Arnica is good for swelling and pain and healing. It co ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Frydman
47 years experience Podiatry
no: Epsom salts would have no effect on screens or sprains. Ice or moist heat which ever feels better and anti-inflammatories would help.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nolan Segal
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No: The warmth from the light will feel good. As the injury heals stretching and strengthening are needed.
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