The Difference Between a Sprain vs. Fracture
Thursday, July 15th, 2021
If you’ve sustained an injury, your best option is to promptly visit a medical professional and receive a diagnosis. Diagnosing yourself is unreliable and may lead to further injury. That being said, knowing the difference between a sprain and a fracture can be helpful in better understanding the terminology used by your doctor.
A sprain occurs when a ligament surrounding the joint is stretched or torn. Sprains range from Grade 1 to Grade 3. A Grade 1 sprain occurs when a ligament is only stretched, a Grade 2 sprain occurs when the ligament is incompletely torn, and a Grade 3 sprain occurs when the ligament is torn or completely separates from a joint. (more…)