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Does it matter if my ankle injury is a sprain or a strain?

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Dr. Rudolf Zak
Podiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Ankle

A sprain is injury to ligaments while a strains is injury to tendon/muscle.

In brief: Ankle

A sprain is injury to ligaments while a strains is injury to tendon/muscle.
Dr. Rudolf Zak
Dr. Rudolf Zak
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Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
Orthopedic Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes.

A sprain means that you've torn ligaments that help hold the ankle together. A strain is when you cause small tears in the muscles and tendons.
Generally ankle sprains take much longer to overcome than strains.

In brief: Yes.

A sprain means that you've torn ligaments that help hold the ankle together. A strain is when you cause small tears in the muscles and tendons.
Generally ankle sprains take much longer to overcome than strains.
Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
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Dr. Brandon Macy
Podiatry

In brief: Ligaments, such as

In the ankle get sprained. Muscles and tendons get strained.

In brief: Ligaments, such as

In the ankle get sprained. Muscles and tendons get strained.
Dr. Brandon Macy
Dr. Brandon Macy
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