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What is the difference between sprains and strains?

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Dr. Audie Rolnick
Orthopedic Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Muscle vs ligament

Sprain is ligament injury, strain is muscle injury.

In brief: Muscle vs ligament

Sprain is ligament injury, strain is muscle injury.
Dr. Audie Rolnick
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Dr. Michele Arnold
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine

In brief: Similar, but diff

A sprain is an injury involving the stretching or tearing of a ligament or a joint capsule.
Sprains occur when a joint is forced beyond its normal range of motion, such as turning or rolling your ankle. Strains are injuries that involve the stretching or tearing of muscle and/or tendon. Strains take place when a muscle is overstretched suddenly, such as pulling a hamstring.

In brief: Similar, but diff

A sprain is an injury involving the stretching or tearing of a ligament or a joint capsule.
Sprains occur when a joint is forced beyond its normal range of motion, such as turning or rolling your ankle. Strains are injuries that involve the stretching or tearing of muscle and/or tendon. Strains take place when a muscle is overstretched suddenly, such as pulling a hamstring.
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