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Facts on Neck Sprain Symptoms

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Neck Sprain Symptoms. The nerves in your neck send information to your arms, so a neck sprain will irritate these nerves and send pain signals to your arms, hands or fingers.
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An interesting fact about neck strains is that the nerves in your neck are connected to your arms, so this may irritate your arms, hands, and fingers.  There could be a numb feeling or a tingling feeling which could last for weeks.

Another interesting fact is that sprains could happen in unusual ways such as riding a roller coaster!

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Sprain - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

A sprain is an injury in a joint, caused by the ligament being stretched beyond its own capacity. A muscular tear caused in the same manner is referred to as a strain. In cases where either ligament or muscle tissue is torn, immobilization and surgical repair may be necessary. Ligaments are tough, fibrous tissues that connect bones to other bones. Sprains can occur in any joint but are most common in the ankle and wrist.[1]

The diagnosis of a sprain injury is made by a physical examination. In most cases an x-ray (or stress x-ray) of the affected joint is obtained to ensure that there are no fractures. If a tear in the ligament is suspected, then an MRI or arthroscopy is obtained. MRI is usually ordered after swelling has subsided and can readily identify the presence of a ligament injury.[2]

Sprains typically occur when the joint is overextended. This can cause over stretching of the joints, tear or slipping of the ligament.[3]

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Some signs and symptoms of sprains are pain, swelling, bruising, decreased ability to move that area, and there could be a popping sound. Also, the joint may be stiff and the skin around the affected area could be discolored because of bruising. You would easily be able to tell if you sprained something because it would hurt to do the stuff you normally do everyday.

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Prevention of Sprain - RightDiagnosis.com

Prevention of Sprain - RightDiagnosis.com | Sprains-Muscular system | Scoop.it
Prevention of Sprain including prevention, vaccinations, and avoiding contagion or infection.
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To prevent a sprain from happening, people must be careful with their body and their actions. Sprains could happen at any time but mostly when playing sports. There are many things people can do to prevent it from happening though, which includes; maintaining a healthy, well-balanced diet to keep muscles and bones strong, maintain a healthy weight, be safe and keep away from hazards, wear shoes that fit properly, stretch daily, wear protective equipment/clothing, and avoid athletic events when tired or in pain.

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Sprain - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

A sprain is an injury in a joint, caused by the ligament being stretched beyond its own capacity. A muscular tear caused in the same manner is referred to as a strain. In cases where either ligament or muscle tissue is torn, immobilization and surgical repair may be necessary. Ligaments are tough, fibrous tissues that connect bones to other bones. Sprains can occur in any joint but are most common in the ankle and wrist.[1]

The diagnosis of a sprain injury is made by a physical examination. In most cases an x-ray (or stress x-ray) of the affected joint is obtained to ensure that there are no fractures. If a tear in the ligament is suspected, then an MRI or arthroscopy is obtained. MRI is usually ordered after swelling has subsided and can readily identify the presence of a ligament injury.[2]

Sprains typically occur when the joint is overextended. This can cause over stretching of the joints, tear or slipping of the ligament.[3]

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A sprain is when someone has damaged their joint by over stretching it somehow. You can get a sprain anywhere but the wrist and ankle is the most common area on the body, however the knee, fingers, and toes could be sprained as well. If you had a sprain, you would have to go get an x-ray to check for fractures. There are different levels of sprains. The first degree sprain is only a tear of a few fibers of the ligament. The second degree sprain is a tear of part of a ligament. The third degree sprain is a complete tear of the ligament.  To treat a sprain, you must rest the area and no additional force should be applied. Ice should be applied immediately to reduce swelling. You should also immobilize it as much as you can. Elevation is important to minimize swelling.

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