A 53-year-old member asked:
what's the difference between sprains and strains?
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Dr. Robert Wallach answered
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 one bone to another. Both can range from mild (like a stretch with mild injury and pain) to severe (complete tear that might need surgery). See your doctor if you have severe pain, weakness, instability, swelling or an injury that doesn't heal.
Answered on Dec 3, 2018
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