Sprains and Strains Directory
A sprain occurs when a ligament stretches or tears. A strain is a stretch or tear in a muscle or tendon. Both injuries are painful and occur often at work or in sports. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how sprains and strains are caused, symptoms of strains and sprains, treatments, prevention, and much more.
Information on tendon ruptures, a potentially serious problem that may result in excruciating pain and permanent disability if untreated.
Skier's Thumb Basics
Skier's thumb describes an injury of the soft tissue that connects the bones of your thumb together.
Posterior Cruciate Ligament Injury: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment
WebMD explains the causes, symptoms, and treatment of an injury to the PCL - or posterior cruciate ligament - a knee ligament.
Skier's Thumb Treatment
Learn more from WebMD about treating Skier's thumb, which describes an injury of the soft tissue that connects the bones of your thumb.
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A strained back is the aggravation and inflammation of muscles and tendons in the back.
Pull Your Thigh Muscle? Treatment Tips for a Quad Strain
What it means to strain or tear your quadricep and how to get back in the game.
Can You Really Overstretch?
Stretching before a workout is good right? But can overstretching cause muscle damage?
Prevent High Ankle Sprains
Strength and flexibility training to help you avoid a high ankle sprain, a common injury in athletes.
Slideshows & Images
Slideshow: Brace Yourself. Do You Need To?
Find out when and how to use over-the-counter support braces.
Slideshow: Surprising Reasons You're in Pain
Phones, wallets, sandals, babies, your sofa – even favorite foods - are overlooked causes of pain. Pictures illustrate these pain triggers and smarter habits to avoid the pain.
Ankle (Human Anatomy): Image, Function, Conditions, & More
WebMD talks about the anatomy of the ankle, including an image and conditions that affect the ankle.