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Sprain: Introduction

Sprain: an injury which occurs to ligaments caused by a sudden overstretching. See detailed information below for a list of 3 causes of Sprain, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Home Diagnostic Testing and Sprain

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Sprain Treatments

Some of the possible treatments listed in sources for treatment of Sprain may include:

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Alternative Treatments for Sprain

Alternative treatments or home remedies that have been listed as possibly helpful for Sprain may include:

Stories from Users for Sprain

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Sprain: Animations

Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Sprain

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Misdiagnosis and Sprain

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Sprain: Research Related Doctors & Specialists

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Sprain: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Article Excerpts about Sprain

A sprain is an injury to a ligament--a stretching or a tearing. One or more ligaments can be injured during a sprain. The severity of the injury will depend on the extent of injury to a single ligament (whether the tear is partial or complete) and the number of ligaments involved. (Source: excerpt from Questions and Answers Sprains and Strains: NIAMS)

A sprain is an injury to a ligament--a stretching or a tearing. One or... (Source: excerpt from Questions and Answers Sprains and Strains: NIAMS)

Definitions of Sprain:

A painful injury to a joint caused by a sudden wrenching of its ligaments
- (Source - WordNet 2.1)

Detailed list of causes of Sprain

The list below shows some of the causes of Sprain mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Sprain?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Sprain. Of the 3 causes of Sprain that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 2 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 0 causes are "common" diseases
  • 0 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 0 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 0 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 1 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Sprain:

The following list of conditions have 'Sprain' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Classifications of Sprain:

Medical Conditions associated with Sprain:

Muscle symptoms (7251 causes), Pain symptoms (6458 causes), Sensory symptoms (7134 causes), Nerve symptoms (9132 causes), Neurological symptoms (9575 causes), Sensations (6520 causes), Brain symptoms (2787 causes), Musculoskeletal symptoms (6264 causes), Common symptoms (8589 causes), Body symptoms (5672 causes), Head symptoms (10192 causes)

Symptoms related to Sprain:

Exercise, Injuries, Trauma

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