A 42-year-old member asked:
Does it matter if my ankle injury is a sprain or a strain?
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Dr. Rudolf Zakanswered
Podiatric Surgery 21 years experience
Ankle : A sprain is injury to ligaments while a strains is injury to tendon/muscle.
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Dr. Brandon Macyanswered
Podiatry 43 years experience
Ligaments, such as: In the ankle get sprained. Muscles and tendons get strained.
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Dr. Bernard Bach Jranswered
Orthopedic Surgery 44 years experience
Yes.: A sprain means that you've torn ligaments that help hold the ankle together. A strain is when you cause small tears in the muscles and tendons. Generally ankle sprains take much longer to overcome than strains.
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Last updated Sep 30, 2016
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