A sprain is the stretch or partial tear of ligaments (which
connect two bones).
Sprains are common injuries, especially among active older kids and teens who play
Sprains usually are caused by injuries that involve turning, twisting, or stopping
suddenly, such as twisting an ankle. A bad sprain may take a month to heal, sometimes
Sprains usually heal well, but they need time to fully get better. The injured
area needs to rest, so it's important to not return to sports or physical activities
until the sprain is healed.
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