WHAT IS A STRAIN?
A sprain is an injury to a ligament, the tissue that connects bone to bone. Injuries to Ligaments vary in severity ranging from a simple overstretching of the ligament to a partial or complete tear.
HOW DO STRAINS OCCUR?
A sprain typically occurs when joints such as the ankle, knee and wrist are over stretched or twisted.
SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF STRAINS:
Signs and symptoms of a ligament sprain include pain, swelling, bruising, and the loss of ability to move and use the affected joint. Sometimes a pop or tear can be felt when the injury happens. However, these signs and symptoms vary in intensity, depending on the severity of the sprain.