Sprains and Strains

Sprains are ligament injuries while strains are muscle injuries, though they can both be painful. Learn the best ways to treat both in order to ensure a fast and safe recovery.
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Proprioception Exercises Can Help Prevent Ankle Sprains
Jogger checking if his ankle is broken or twisted
Why You Shouldn't Do RICE for Sprains
A man stretching his hamstrings in the Gym
How to Treat a Pulled or Torn Hamstring Muscle
Young man holding ice pack on ankle
How to Recognize and Manage an Ankle Sprain
Ice on a knee injury
Is Ice or Heat Better to Treat an Injury?
Man on the beach holding his hamstring
How to Treat a Pulled Muscle
Woman holding her hurt ankle at a race.
The Difference Between a Sprain and a Strain
rib pain
Everything You Need to Know About Costochondritis
injury
How the RICE Method Can Help Your Injuries
high ankle sprain
What Is That Pain Just Above Your Ankle Joint?
back strain
Strained Lower Back? Relieve the Pain With These Tips
calf stretch
The Best Stretches for a Calf Sprain
Cramp in calf Typical pain in a jogger`s calf. XXL size image.
Is Your Calf Muscle Pain Just a Strain or Something Else?
a woman doing abdominal crunches
Recognizing Pulled Abdominal Muscles Symptoms and Tips on Treatment
a person balancing on a wobble board
Wobble Board Ankle Sprain Exercises Increase Motion, Strengthen Joints
calf strain
What You Should Know About Calf Strain
hamstring pain
What You Should Know About Hamstring Muscle Strains
leg cramp
Learn to Treat and Prevent Leg Cramps
Proper treatment of acute injuries may include the P.O.L.I.C.E. principle.
No More R.I.C.E.for Acute Injuries. Use P.O.L.I.C.E. Instead!
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What Is Whiplash and How Is It Treated?
ankle sprain sports
What You Need to Know About Ankle Sprains
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Piriformis Syndrome: An Unusual Cause of Pain in the Buttocks
Ice on left knee joint
How to Ice Your Injury the Right Way and Reduce Swelling
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The Top 5 Treatments for Sprains and Strains