Further informationA sprain can occur when a person falls and lands on a body part (moving a joint out of its usual position), or when a person twists an area of the body, such as the knee or ankle.
While at times surgery or physical therapy are needed to fix a sprain, often bandaging the affected area and resting the ligaments for a period of time before slowly increasing exercise corrects the problem. Always check with a doctor on the best way to heal an injury such as a sprain!
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“Sprains and Strains.” National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases. National Institutes of Health. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Jun. 2009. Web. 28 Nov. 2011. "sprain." Encyclopædia Britannica. Encyclopædia Britannica Online. Encyclopædia Britannica Inc., 2011. Web. 28 Nov. 2011.