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    Take the Sprains and Strains Quiz

    Sprain? Strain? The terms for these injuries sound so similar, what's the difference? Find out by taking this quiz.

    1. If you have a sprain, it means you've injured a ligament.
    2. In a strain, a muscle or tendon is involved.
    3. The most common site for a sprain is the wrist.
    4. A typical sprain occurs when you misstep and land on the side of your foot.
    5. One symptom of a sprain may be a popping sound from the affected joint when the injury occurs.
    6. You should see your healthcare provider for a sprain if you can't move or put weight on the injured joint.
    7. The back is a common site for strains.
    8. A muscle spasm can be a symptom of a strain.
    9. You should treat a sprain or strain by putting moist heat on it right away.
    10. Wearing shoes that fit properly is one way to prevent a sprain or strain.