Sprains and Strains
Sprains and strains are common injuries. They occur when a ligament or tendon is hyper-extended leaving the tissue stretched or torn. Most injuries are mild and are treatable with rest and ice.
The difference between a sprain and a strain depends on which tissue is under duress. When a ligament is injured the term is a sprain. But if the damage occurs to either a muscle or a tendon then it is classified as a strain.
There are many ways to prevent these injuries such as warming up, stretching, resting, staying hydrated and avoiding irregular physical exercise.
For more information visit the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: https://orthoinfo.aaos.org/en/diseases–conditions/sprains-strains-and-other-soft-tissue-injuries/