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What is Ligament Sprain?

Description of the Disease

Ligament sprain is an injury to the ligamentous apparatus that occurs with excessive stretching or tearing of the ligaments.


  • First degree - mild ligament sprain;
  • Second degree - partial ligament tear;
  • Third degree - complete ligament tear.


Symptoms of ligament sprain include pain, swelling, bruising, limited mobility.


The causes of ligament sprain can be sudden movements, bruises, lack of warm-up before physical activity.


Diagnosis of ligament sprain includes a doctor's examination, special tests, and sometimes X-rays or MRI scans.


Treatment of ligament sprain includes rest, ice, compression, supportive therapy.


Prevention of ligament sprain includes warming up before physical exercise, observing safety techniques during sports activities.


If you suspect a ligament sprain, you should see a traumatologist or orthopedist.

Note: This material is provided solely for informational purposes and is not medical advice.