A sprain is an injury to ligaments, which is caused it being stretched beyond its capacity or, in most severe cases, it may even be torn. Similarly, a strain is a muscular tear of the same kind.
Among all other , sprain and strain injuries are the most common types of non-fatal injuries. These can involve different kinds of sprains- ankle, knee, back and neck sprains. Mostly these injuries are not particularly severe and can be treated in a relatively short period of time, but in specific cases they can cause serious damage and become the reason for loosing work days (in more severe cases weeks or even months).
There are certain occupational groups that are under greater risk of sprains and strains. Line workers, maintenance workers and generally, craft occupations all have higher risk of injury than, for example, office workers. Their work characteristics, activities, tasks and general physical demands, as well as ergonomic demands and environmental factors all contribute to increase the risk for various injuries, sprains and strains in particular.
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