How do sprains work?

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How do sprains work?

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A sprain is a general term for damage to a ligament aka connective tissue that connects bone to bone. They are often rated in terms of severity.

Generally speaking it’s caused when the ligament is over-stretched, causing damage, partial tearing, or tearing. Because of this there’s resultant pain, swelling, inflammation etc. This also causes instability since the ligaments job is to hold things together.

Let me know if you had other questions. If you were referring to a muscle/tendon sTRain (commonly mixed up) I could provide insight as well