Sprains and Strains
What is a sprain?
Common symptoms of a sprain:
What is a strain?
A strain is also known as a pulled muscle or muscle tear, and is caused by forcing a muscle past its normal range of motion. Strains most often occur in the middle of the muscle.
Common symptoms of a strain:
- muscle spasm
- limited movement
How to treat sprains and strains:
Self-care is usually sufficient to treat a mild sprain or strain. However, more severe sprains or strains may require immediate medical attention.
Last updated: July 2013, January 2016