Posts Tagged ‘Sprain Injuries’

Injuries To Ligaments Called Sprains

Sunday, April 5th, 2009

I’m often asked what the difference between a strain and sprain injury is, how long they take to fully heal.  Both strain and sprain injuries are considered acute soft tissue injuries.  Both strain and sprain injuries can occur from traumas yet they also can occur from repetitive motion.  Sprain injuries can also happen due to deconditioned or weak muscles that can no longer support a joint. As the muscle weakens more load stress is placed onto the ligaments which are not designed to take load but are designed to essentially hold the 2 bones making up the joint together. (more…)