Common Sprains and Strains

What are some common sprains and strains?

  • Finger Sprain
    Caused by a violent overstretching of one or more ligaments that hold the finger joints together.
  • Wrist Sprain
    Violent over-stretching of one or more ligaments in the wrist joint can cause this common injury.


  • Knee Sprain
    Knee sprain is the violent stretching of one or more ligaments in the knee. Sprains involving two or more ligaments cause considerably more disability than single-ligament sprains.

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

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  • Back Strain
    This is thought to be the most common cause of back pain. This is a wonderful guide to back pain, and it includes some good information on back muscle strain. It also contains a wealth of other information on back pain issues.

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  • Neck Strain
    Injury to the muscles or tendons that attach to the vertebral column in the neck, to the skull and to the shoulder.

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  • Groin Strain
    Because the groin is the centergroinof a lot of body movement, it is subject to potential strain.


  • Hamstring (Thigh) Strain
    Strains or tears in the hamstrings often result from an overload of the muscles or trying to move the muscles too fast or from taking an impact in the back of the leg.

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Do I need to see a doctor for my sprain or strain?
The National Institutes of Health offers the following guidelines for information about when to see a doctor for a sprain:

  • You have severe pain and cannot put any weight on the injured joint.
  • The area over the injured joint or next to it is very tender when you touch it.
  • The injured area looks crooked or has lumps and bumps (other than swelling) that you do not see on the uninjured joint.
  • You cannot move the injured joint.
  • You cannot walk more than four steps without significant pain.
  • Your limb buckles or gives way when you try to use the joint.
  • You have numbness in any part of the injured area.
  • You see redness or red streaks spreading out from the injury.
  • You injure an area that has been injured several times before.
  • You have pain, swelling, or redness over a bony part of your foot.
  • You are in doubt about the seriousness of the injury or how to care for it.

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