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Strains, Sprains, and Fractures

healthy living Strains, Sprains, and Fractures Strains, Sprains, and Fractures HEALTH EDUCATION Most minor strains and sprains can be treated at home, but severe sprains and fractures need professional care.

Eversion (Medial) Ankle Sprain

Eversion sprains are fairly rare, accounting for about 5% of all ankle sprains. The severity of a sprain is graded on a scale of 1-3. A Grade 1 (mild) ...

Fractures and Sprains

X-Plain Fractures and Sprains Reference Summary Introduction This reference summary will explain the differences between fractures and sprains involving the arms or legs.

InfoSheet - Finger Sprain

Sprains are classified according to the extent of the injury: • Mild (Grade I) sprains involve a tear of some of the fibers in the ligament.

Sprains and Strains Fact Sheet

SPRAINS AND STRAINS FACT SHEET What are sprains and strains? Sprains and strains are two types of musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs). In the work environment, strains and sprains are caused by excessive reaching, bending, lifting, gripping, squatting, or twisting of hands, shoulders or body.

Standard of Care: Ankle Sprain

Ankle sprains account for 85% of ankle injuries and 85% of sprains involve lateral structures. 2 They account for 25% of all sports related injuries. 3 No significant female-male ratios were found.

SKELETAL INJURIES (Fractures, Dislocations, Sprains, Strains)

SKELETAL INJURIES SKELETAL INJURIES 1 OF 2 (Fractures, Dislocations, Sprains, Strains) F ebruary 2006 I. General Considerations A. While generally not life threatening, musculoskeletal injuries are important.

Toolbox Safety Talks Strains & Sprains

58 Toolbox Safety Talks Toolbox Safety Talks Strains & Sprains Strains & Sprains Rockwood Casualty Insurance Company (Rockwood) may provide safety management services to its insureds in order to reduce the risk of loss that may lead to insurance claims.


Even though ankle sprains are common, they are not always minor injuries. Some people with repeated or severe sprains can develop long-term joint pain and weakness.

What Are Sprains and Strains?

1 Fast Facts: An Easy-to-Read Series of Publications for the Public U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Public Health Service National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases National Institutes of Health 1 AMS Circle Bethesda, MD 20892-3675 Phone: 301-495-4484 Toll ...