Do you know the difference between a sprain and strain?  Dr. Kevin McIntyre of Burlington Sports Therapy explains about ligaments vs. tendons and muscles, and also about sprains vs. strains.  Here's an excerpt of the article:

Ligaments are tissues in our body that are found around joints.  They are different from muscles or tendons since they do not initiate any form of movement.  Instead, ligaments are passive structures that provide support, stability and protection for our joints. Unfortunately, ligaments can be injured.

What is the difference between a sprain and a strain?

The term "sprain" usually refers to ligament damage.  This is different from a "strain", which primarily involves muscle damage.  Ankle sprains are arguably the most common type of sprain and are usually a result of trauma.

Read the full article to learn more about ligament sprain and treatments.  If you know that certain areas of your body are at risk for ligament injury, check out our knee braces, ankle braces, back braces and more!