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Sprains and strains in children

A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 41 years experience
1,2,3: They are rated as 1st, 2nd & 3rd degree depending on the extent of injury.
Dr. Ralph Salvagno
Orthopedic Surgery 39 years experience
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
Dr. Mark Galland
Orthopedic Surgery 32 years experience
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
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 21 years experience
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
Dr. Aruna Seneviratne
Sports Medicine 26 years experience
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
Dr. Michele Arnold
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 22 years experience
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
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Sider
Sports Medicine 39 years experience
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.
Dr. Christopher Hajnik
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 18 years experience
Conservative: Rest, ice, compression, elevation, activity modification and over-the-counter pain meds.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mehul Desai
Pain Management 19 years experience
Different: They are different. Sprains affect ligaments and connective tissue. Strains affect muscles.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 41 years experience
RICE: Rest, ice, compression, elevation.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ebner
Dermatology 18 years experience
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
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Frydman
Podiatry 47 years experience
no: Epsom salts would have no effect on screens or sprains. Ice or moist heat which ever feels better and anti-inflammatories would help.
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.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mehul Desai
Pain Management 19 years experience
Maybe: Make sure there are no serious structural issues first. X-rays or possible even ct or MRI scans may be needed first.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ebner
Dermatology 18 years experience
Arnica & Rutin: If you have swelling, bruising and pain then you may benefit from using two natural herbal remedies. Arnica is good for swelling and pain and healing... Read More

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