A.Prof Frank Gaillard et al.

Strain refers to injury of muscles and tendons and should not be confused wtih sprain which refers to injury to ligaments and capsules. One way to remember the distinction is that strain (with a T) is for tendons (which attach to muscle).

These terms should not be used interchangably lest you become the butt of an orthopaedic surgeons derision.

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  • Strains

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