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Information About Sprains & Strains

Sprains and strains are among the most common orthopedic injuries. Sprains describe an injury to a ligament and strains describe an injury to muscle. Treatment of both sprains and strains is important for a timely recovery.
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Calf Strain
A calf strain is a common sports injury that is due to a strain of the muscles on the back of the leg. A pulled calf muscle can be quite painful, and when severe, can limit even normal activities. Proper treatment of a calf strain can help speed your recovery from this injury.

Calf Strain
A calf strain is a common sports injury that is due to a strain of the muscles on the back of the leg. A pulled calf muscle can be quite painful, and when severe, can limit even normal activities. Proper treatment of a calf strain can help speed your recovery from this injury.

Sprains and Strains
An introduction to understanding sprains and strains; this will guide you through some common sprains and strains, basic treatment methods, and when to seek help.

Wrist Sprain
Wrist sprains are common injuries to the ligaments around the wrist joint. Wrist sprains can cause problems by limiting the use of our hands.

Ankle Sprains
A great site for anyone who wants to understand more about ankle sprains including the best treatments available.

Low Back Strain
A low back strain, often called a lumbar strain, is an injury to the large muscles in the low back. These injuries are very common, affecting most everyone at some point in their life. Low back strains can be painful and debilitating.

Groin Strain
A groin pull is a common sports injury that is due to a strain of the muscles of the inner thigh. Proper treatment of a groin pull can help speed your return from this injury.

Hamstring Strain
Hamstring strains are common sports injuries. More commonly called a pulled hamstring, these injuries cause pain and muscle spasm in the thigh. Learn about treatment and prevention of these muscle strains.

High Ankle Sprain
A high a sprain is a term used to describe an injury to the ligaments that connect the two bones of the lower leg. The ligament, called a syndesmosis, joins the bones together and runs from the knee to the ankle. In a high ankle sprain, the syndesmosis is injured.

Finger Sprain
Finger sprains are injuries to the ligaments and soft-tissues around the small joints of the fingers. It is important to obtain a proper diagnosis of a finger sprain so that your treatment is appropriate for the injury.

Knee Sprain
A knee sprain is the stretching of one or more ligaments in the knee. The treatment of a knee sprain depends on the severity of the injury and which ligament is injured.

Neck Strain
A strain of the neck, or the muscles around the cervical spine is often called whiplash. This neck muscle strain injury occurs when there is a sudden extension and flexion of the neck.

Costochondritis
Costochondritis, or Tietze’s Syndrome, is a syndrome of chest wall pain that is due to inflammation of the cartilage and bones in the chest wall.

Thumb Sprain: Skier's Thumb
An ulnar collateral ligament sprain of the thumb is a painful injury that may cause looseness of the thumb joint at the base of the thumb where it attaches to the hand.

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