Q. What’s the difference between a strain and a sprain?
A. Although the soft-tissue injuries sound alike and can cause many of the same symptoms, the difference between a strain and a sprain is the part of the body affected.
A strain involves injury to either a muscle or a tendon, which is a strong fibrous band that links muscle to bone.
A sprain occurs when you stretch or tear a ligament, also a fibrous band of tissue, but one that connects two bones to each other. A fall is a common cause of a sprain, often affecting the ankle….