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sprain vs strain which is worse

A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
Sprain: A sprain is considered worse and there can be more soft tissue damage

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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Keith
43 years experience Podiatry
Don't strain: A strain is injury to a muscle or tendon or both. A sprain is injury to a ligament. Either can be bad. It just depends on the type of injury sustained ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Holmes
22 years experience Sports Medicine
Ligament vs. tendon: A sprain is an injury (partial tear/stretch) to a ligament. A ligament connects a bone to a bone. A strain is a similar injury but to a muscle or tend ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ebner
17 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. Mehul Desai
18 years experience Pain Management
Different: Sprains affect ligaments and connective tissue strains affect muscles.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Naresh Rao
23 years experience Sports Medicine
Different structures: A sprain is an injury to a ligament. A strain is an injury to tendon or muscle generally. Ligaments need time to heal so they may need bracing and r ... Read More
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Be seen: If you are still having trouble with your feet months after "spraining" them, you may want to be seen and examined to make sure it was not more seriou ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rhett Griggs
18 years experience Hand Surgery
Conservatively: Active rest and recovery, ice, compression, gentle stretching anti inflammatory medication, massage possibly..Etc.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
1,2,3: They are rated as 1st, 2nd & 3rd degree depending on the extent of injury.
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Wallach
20 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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