Sprains and Strains : What’s the Difference?

  • August 9, 2016
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Sprains and Strains both are very common injuries that share similar signs and symptoms, but involve different body parts. These injuries can affect anyone, but more likely to occur in individuals who are involved with sports and other activities with high risk of accidents. It may cause the side effects that may lead to other problems. These injuries can take several weeks to heal, depending on the injury, starting and continuous treatment, and the age and general health of the individual. Ankles, knees and wrists are the areas of your body that are most vulnerable.

A sprain is an injury to a ligament (tissue that interfaces two or more bones at a joint). In a sprain, one or more ligaments are extended or torn. An extremely harmed ligament or joint container can bring about the unsteadiness in a joint. Symptoms may include pain, inflammation, and in some cases, the inability to move a limb (arm, leg, foot). Sprains happen when a joint is forced beyond its normal scope of movement, for example, turning or moving your lower leg.

A strain is a damage to a muscle or a tendon (tissue that interfaces muscle to bone). In a strain, a muscle or tendon is extended or torn. A sprain is an extending or tearing of the ligaments that are the extreme groups of fibrous tissue that connect two bones together in your joints. The most widely recognized area for a sprain is in your lower leg. However, it also frequently happens in the lower back and in the hamstring muscle in the back of your thigh.

Causes of Sprains and Strains

A sprain more often than not happens when you arrive on an outstretched arm, slide into a base, bounce and arrive in favor of the foot, or keep running on an uneven surface. Direct or indirect  injury that thumps the joint out of position, and over stretches, and in serious cases, bursts the supporting ligaments can be a reason for the issue.

Chronic  strains are the result of abuse of muscles and tendons. Insufficient rest breaks amid serious preparing prompts strain. Intense strains are brought on by an immediate injury, over stretching, or excessive muscle contraction.