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Sprain vs Strain: What's the difference?

By:Rob S Williams, MD January 3, 2017 sprains and strains

Most active people at some point in their lives have experienced either a sprain or strain. These are  usually fairly uncomplicated injuries to ligaments, muscles, or tendons, but they can happen suddenly, hurt quite a bit, and unfortunately, keep you from some of your regular activities until they heal.

Sprains and strains are common — but how can you tell the difference between them? Which type...

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