A sprain is an injury in a joint, caused by the ligament being stretched beyond its own capacity. A muscular tear caused in the same manner is referred to as a strain. In cases where either ligament or muscle tissue is torn, immobilization and surgical repair may be necessary. Ligaments are tough, fibrous tissues that connect bones to other bones. Sprains can occur in any joint but are most common in the ankle and wrist.
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  • What Are Some Common Personal Injuries?

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  • Winter Sports Accidents in Illinois

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  • Common Slip and Fall Injuries

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  • Soft Tissue Injuries after a Car Accident

    …, and explain the options still available to you. Soft Tissue Injuries Can Be Very Serious Soft tissue injuries often refer to contusions, sprains and strains, but also include whiplash, muscle tears, muscle separation, tendon injuries, nerve damage, bone bruises, and cartilage damage. Soft-tissue injuries are often underestimated. Soft tissue…

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  • Car accident injuries can have long term effects

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  • Common Injuries Involved in Personal Injury Cases

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