A sprain is an injury which occurs to ligaments caused by a sudden overstretching. The ligament is only usually stretched, but sometimes it can be snapped, slightly torn or ruptured, which are more serious and require longer to heal.

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Broken Bones, Sprains, and Strains
From KidsHealth.org, information for parents regarding treatment for these types of injuries.
eMedicine Health - Achilles Tendon Rupture
Overview of Achilles tendon rupture and its causes, symptoms and treatment.
eMedicine Health - Ruptured Tendon
Information on the causes, symptoms, and treatment of ruptured tendons.
Muscle Strain
Information on the causes, symptoms, and treatment of muscle strains.
NHS Choices: Sprains and Strains
Provides details of symptoms, causes, diagnosis, treatment, complications and prevention.
Spine Research Institute of San Diego
An educational and research organization that specializes in whiplash related disorders. Seminars for physicians and attorneys are given all across the country.
Spine-Health
Information on whiplash injury, how it occurs, factors that affect it and treatment options.
Spineuniverse - Whiplash Center
Explains causes and diagnosis of whiplash with links to multiple treatment and prevention options.
Tendon Repair
Description of the procedure to correct damaged or torn tendons.
Whiplash
Information sheet about the treatment, prognosis and organizations. Compiled by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS).
Whiplash
Information on the causes, symptoms, and treatment.
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