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Strain Vs Sprain Vs Pull
-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
I was a firefighter/paramedic for 10 years- multiple back strains/sprains. Is it more likely ill feel labor in my back?
Sprained both ankles a few months back and didn't do much to cure. Why do they hurt on top is it strain as I'm go go all day?
Be seen: If you are still having trouble with your feet months after "spraining" them, you may want to be seen and examined to make sure it was not more serious of an injury. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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