Conditions + Treatments

Sprains and Strains in Children

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Most sports injuries, such as sprains or strains, are caused by minor trauma.

  • Sprains are ligament injuries resulting from wrenching or twisting a joint.
  • Strains are injuries to a muscle or tendon, and are often caused by overuse, force or stretching.
  • The ankle is the most commonly sprained or strained joint.
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