A 36-year-old member asked:
whats the difference betewn a sprain and strain?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Frank Holmes answered
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 tendon. A tendon connects a muscle to a bone.
Answered on Apr 26, 2014
Dr. Laurence Badgley answered
52 years experience General Practice
Ligament or muscle?: A strain is a tear of tendon or muscle unit. up to 12 weeks required for resolution of most serious. A sprain is a partial tear of a ligament . Up to 12 weeks required for resolution of most serious. See my discussion of chronic soft tissue disorders on my board at quora.Com.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
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