What is the difference between a sprain and a strain? Explain which areas of the body they affect.

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What Is a Sprain? A sprain is caused by stretching or tearing a ligament, or the connective tissue between bones. Ligaments help support your 360 joints, enabling you to move your elbows, knees, hips, and other parts of the body. Sprains can be mild, moderate, or severe, but symptoms of all three types of sprains commonly include: Bruising Inflammation Pain Swelling Sprains can be caused by direct or indirect trauma to a joint, such as a fall or a hit. You will typically feel a pop or tear in the joint when a sprain occurs. A severe sprain can immediately cause extreme pain because the ligament tears completely, making the joint nonfunctional. Moderate sprains are partial ligament tears that create unstable joints. A mild sprain stretches the ligament, which does not loosen the joint. What Is a Strain? Strains are injuries of your muscles or your tendons, which connect muscles to bone. Typically caused by overuse of muscles and tendons, symptoms of strains can include: Cramping Inflammation Muscle spasm Muscle weakness Pain Swelling Severe strains can cause your muscle and/or tendon to be partially or completely torn, leading to debilitation. Moderate strains can partially affect muscle function since the muscle or tendon is likely only slightly torn. If you have a mild strain, your muscle or tendon is slightly stretched, not torn. Hope this helps Good luck Don't forget to rate and thanks me


a sprain is where you twisted somesting and a strain is a pain in you muscle or ligaments

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