Strains and sprains are injuries affecting muscles and ligaments, usually because of accidents while moving, such as during sports.
A strain is the stretching or tearing of your muscles or tendons (the tissue connecting your muscle to your bone). Strains are common in the legs and back.
A sprain is the tearing or stretching of the ligaments (the tissues around the joints that connect bones to one another). Sprains are common in the knees, ankles, and wrists.
Both may involve pain, swelling, bruising, soreness and restricted movement.
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