A 40-year-old member asked:
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what are the degrees of sprains and strains?

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Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
1,2,3: They are rated as 1st, 2nd & 3rd degree depending on the extent of injury.
Answered on Nov 1, 2016
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