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.
Did I Sprain My Finger? What Does It Feel Like?
If you hurt your hand in a sports game or fall, you may be noticing pain or swelling in one of your fingers. But is the injury a sprain? Learn how to spot the signs of a finger sprain and treat your symptoms.
Understanding Sprains and Strains
What’s the difference between a strain and a sprain, and how are each treated? Learn more about these common injuries.
Treatment of Sprains and Strains
WebMD explains the diagnosis and treatment of sprains and strains.
How to Prevent Sprains and Strains
WebMD tells you how to prevent sprains and strains.
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.
Groin Injury and Prevention
Learn what can lead to groin strain and a few moves to help prevent injury.
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.