Sprain - Definition

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Definition


The term sprain is generally used to refer to a slight twisting of a joint. Therefore a sprain is when the fibers of the ligaments in the various joints of the body are stretched beyond their capacity, the ligaments are not torn in these benign sprains. The most common sprains occur in the wrist, fingers, knee, and very frequently the ankle. There are multiple causes of a sprain: a wrong move including the ankle turning in a misstep, an inadequate warm-up before a sporting activity ... The symptoms are a sharp pain accompanied by swelling of the affected area. Sometimes there is also a bruise. Rest and pain medication are enough to get things back in order.

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Published by Jeff. Latest update on November 26, 2013 at 12:52 PM by Jeff.
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