Strains and sprains in athletes.


Journal Article

Although often considered "minor" injuries, strains and sprains are the leading cause of time lost from athletics due to injury. Trainers, coaches, and physicians other than orthopedic surgeons are usually called on to manage these injuries and thus need to be aware of proper methods of diagnosis and treatment. Because of the tendency of these injuries to recur, treatment must be followed by adequate rehabilitation. Muscle sprains, in particular, require strengthening exercises to prevent recurrences.

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Cited Authors

  • Garrett, WE

Published Date

  • March 1983

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 73 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 200 - 209

PubMed ID

  • 6402769

Pubmed Central ID

  • 6402769

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1941-9260

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0032-5481

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1080/00325481.1983.11697806


  • eng