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Sprains and Strains in Children

  • 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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