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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

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Dr. Peter Ihle
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Sprains And Strains (Definition)

-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, ...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 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 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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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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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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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

Dr. Payam Rafat
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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


Dr. Thomas Deberardino
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Dislocation (Definition)

Dislocation is a condition in which a bone has come out of place from a joint, usually due to a sports injury, a fall, a bike/car accident, or a birth defect. The dislocated joint can have its out-of-place bone put back into proper position, but further treatment may be needed ...Read more