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Dr. Peter Ihle
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Sprains And Strains (Overview)

-R used interchangeably. They refer 2 injuries 2 mucles & ligaments. 3 degrees: 1=tweaked or hurts but no harm no foul, 2=damage 2 the structure with some bleeding & prolonged pain, but with ice, time, rest, & activity modification they heal over a few weeks, 3=a complete disruption such as an ACL tear. If this happens in a muscle body, there's no repair available, painful, long lasting & no-normal.


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What are the degrees of sprains and strains?

What are the degrees of sprains and strains?

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 all its fibers.
Third degree sprain - is a complete tear of the ligament.
(source :wikipedia). ...Read more

Dr. Peter Ihle
1,161 Doctors shared insights

Sprains And Strains (Overview)

-R used interchangeably. They refer 2 injuries 2 mucles & ligaments. 3 degrees: 1=tweaked or hurts but no harm no foul, 2=damage 2 the structure with some bleeding & prolonged pain, but with ice, time, rest, & activity modification they heal over a few weeks, 3=a complete disruption such as an ACL tear. If this happens in a muscle body, there's no repair available, painful, long lasting & no-normal.


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Will epsom salt really work when you have sprains and strains?

Will epsom salt really work when you have sprains and strains?

no: Epsom salts would have no effect on screens or sprains. Ice or moist heat which ever feels better and anti-inflammatories would help. ...Read more

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Treating a Sprained Ankle (Checklist)

Rest immediately after the injury
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Use ice to decrease swelling and pain
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Use compression such as a soft brace or bandage
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Keep your ankle elevated
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What are the best ways to treat sprains and strains?

What are the best ways to treat sprains and strains?

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. ...Read more

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Does light therapy (through the skin) for sprains and strains work?

Does light therapy (through the skin) for sprains and strains work?

No: The warmth from the light will feel good. As the injury heals stretching and strengthening are needed. ...Read more

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What are treatments for sprain/ strain with lateral bulges?

What are treatments for sprain/ strain with lateral bulges?

Not sure: Not sure what lateral bulges means. Sprain/strain treatments include rest, ice, compression, elevation (rice), home exercises, physical therapy exercises and modalities, injectional therapies and surgery. It depends on the location, severity, and return to play requirements. ...Read more

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What are the degrees of sprains and strains?

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 all its fibers.
Third degree sprain - is a complete tear of the ligament.
(source :wikipedia). ...Read more

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What's the difference between sprains and strains?

What's the difference between sprains and strains?

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. ...Read more

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What is the difference between sprains and strains?

Muscle vs ligament: Sprain is ligament injury, strain is muscle injury. ...Read more

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What are the best ways to treat sprains and strains?

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. ...Read more

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Are sprains and strains the same thing or different?

Are sprains and strains the same thing or different?

Different: They are different.

Sprains affect ligaments and connective tissue.

Strains affect muscles. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Sprains and strains?

What is the definition or description of: Sprains and strains?

Sprains & strains-: -R used interchangeably. They refer 2 injuries 2 mucles & ligaments. 3 degrees: 1=tweaked or hurts but no harm no foul, 2=damage 2 the structure with some bleeding & prolonged pain, but with ice, time, rest, & activity modification they heal over a few weeks, 3=a complete disruption such as an ACL tear. If this happens in a muscle body, there's no repair available, painful, long lasting & no-normal. ...Read more

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What herbs are good for healing sprains and strains?

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 comes at a pill and as a gel to rub on the areas. Rutin is good for bruising. You can find both at the health food store. Make sure you check to see if they interact with any of your prescription medications before taking them. ...Read more

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What's the difference betewn a sprain and strain?

What's the difference betewn a sprain and strain?

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. ...Read more

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Sprain and strain - what is the difference and treating methods please?

Sprain and strain - what is the difference and treating methods please?

Sprain: A sprain is usually due to an injury to a ligament while a strain is usually due to an injury from a muscle. The treatments are very similar and they include rest, ice, compression, elevation. ...Read more

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How to know if I sprain or strain my thigh?

What was your injury: What was your injury mechanism? Thigh 'strains' are fairly common and can occur w/ eccentric contractions of the muscle (abnormal pull which partially tears the muscle belly).Orthopedically, 'strains ' are usually used in lay terms for 'pulled' muscles while 'sprains' is a lay term usually reserved for partially 'torn ' ligaments (MCL of knee, for example) or tendons (Achilles, hamstring, etc,).GL! ...Read more

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Will epsom salt really work when you have sprains and strains?

no: Epsom salts would have no effect on screens or sprains. Ice or moist heat which ever feels better and anti-inflammatories would help. ...Read more

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Is it safe to see a chiropractic after a bad car wreck with multiple sprains and strains?

Is it safe to see a chiropractic after a bad car wreck with multiple sprains and strains?

Maybe: Make sure there are no serious structural issues first. X-rays or possible even ct or MRI scans may be needed first. ...Read more

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What does having sprain and strain of lumbosacral mean?

Stretched and torn: Strain means overstretched muscle and tendon fibers and sprain means stretched ligaments. The degree of strain or sprain is determined by the extent of tearing of the fibers. The lumbo-sacral area is the lower back. So the strained muscles involve the paraspinals (muscles attaching to the spine), the sprained ligaments between vertebral bones and the very small (facet) joints of the spine. ...Read more

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Does light therapy (through the skin) for sprains and strains work?

No: The warmth from the light will feel good. As the injury heals stretching and strengthening are needed. ...Read more

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What natural methods can help pain, bruises, sprains and strains from a car wreck?

What natural methods can help pain, bruises, sprains and strains from a car wreck?

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. It comes at a pill and as a gel to rub on the areas. Rutin is good for bruising. You can find both at the health food store. Make sure you check to see if they interact with any of your prescription medications before taking them. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for a pinched nerve, bursitis, sprain or strain the same?

What is the treatment for a pinched nerve, bursitis, sprain or strain the same?

Inflammation: IN the situations you mentioned, the common reason for pain is inflammation which is treated with steroid injections many times, so the same medication can be used to treat all these conditions, however, the dose may be different and excessive doses may lead to irreversible complications. ...Read more

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Is there a test I can do myself @ home to figure out if my knee injury is a sprain or strain?

Is there a test I can do myself @ home to figure out if my knee injury is a sprain or strain?

Sprain: Versus Strain is not the issue nor is it tested since a bad strain is a "sprain" torn tendon fibers=bruising. What you want to "test for is CARTILAGE (Internal) damage versus STRAIN/SPRAIN (External) To do this SQUAT then get up. ...can you do it? Does your knee "snap" crackle or 'pop"??? If the answer is YES I can and NO no "noise" then the chances are its NOT a SERIOUS knee injury!
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Dr. Payam Rafat
1,209 Doctors shared insights

Sprain (Definition)

A sprain is a medical term that describes an injury to soft tissue structures in the area. Common examples are a lumbar sprain, in which you might injure muscles in your back; or an ankle sprain in which you could injure ligaments about the ankle. Sprains can be from mild to severe, and so ...Read more