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.
Young man holding ice pack on ankle
Ankle Sprain: Overview and More
Ice on a knee injury
Choosing Ice or Heat Application to Treat Injury
Man on the beach holding his hamstring
Treatments of a Pulled Muscle
Woman holding her hurt ankle at a race.
The Difference Between a Sprain and a Strain
rib pain
Costochondritis: Prevalence, Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis, and Treatment
injury
Sprain and Strain Muscle and Ligament Injuries
high ankle sprain
How a High Ankle Sprain Is Treated
back strain
Low Back Strain - Treatment of Back Muscle Injuries
calf stretch
Stretching Exercises for a Calf Strain
Cramp in calf Typical pain in a jogger`s calf. XXL size image.
Is Your Calf Muscle Pain a Strain or Something Else?
a woman doing abdominal crunches
Pulled Abdominal Muscle Symptoms and Treatment
a person balancing on a wobble board
Wobble Board Ankle Sprain Exercises Strengthen Joints
calf strain
Calf Strain and Muscle Spasm of the Leg
hamstring pain
Pulled Hamstring Is a Muscle Strain Injury of the Thigh
leg cramp
How to Treat and Prevent Leg Cramps
Proper treatment of acute injuries may include the P.O.L.I.C.E. principle.
The P.O.L.I.C.E. Principle for Acute Sprains and Strains
Young woman in bed with neck ache
Whiplash Causes and Treatments
ankle sprain sports
Ankle Sprain - Diagnosis and Treatment of Twisted Ankles
piriformis
Piriformis Syndrome: Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment
Ice on left knee joint
How to Properly Ice an Injury
Woman holding ice pack on her shoulder
5 Sprain and Strain Treatments With the RICE Method