A sprain refers to an injured ligament. Ligaments are fibrous bands of tissue that connect your bones to each other. They provide a passive limit to the amount of movement between bones.
A strain refers to injury to a muscle or tendon. The tendons in your body are what attach your muscles to your bones.
Ultimately a strain or a sprain means there has been some degree of tearing to the ligament, muscle or tendon. These injuries are graded, meaning that they can range from very minor tearing with little or no instability, to a complete tear.
An experienced health professional will be able to assist in your diagnosis and therefore your recovery time. The more information we can gather, the more accurate our diagnosis can be.
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