The anterolateral ligament could be behind one of the most common knee injuries, rupture of the anterior cruciate ligament.
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Sprains and strains are among the majority of the injuries caused while playing sports. Sports injuries can be caused by small trauma which involves ligaments, muscles and tendons including bruises, sprains and strains. The body part which is most commonly involved in spraining or straining is the ankle. The three ligaments that are involved during ankle sprain or strain include anterior talofubular ligament, posterior talofibular ligament and calcaneofibular ligament.
A wrist sprain is a common and frustrating ailment that many of us have encountered at some point in our lives. Essentially when you sprain your wrist this means that a ligament or tendon has been torn to some extent as a result of being suddenly stretched beyond normal limits. While a strain then is a pulled muscle, you can consider a sprain to be a “pulled tendon”. When you experience a sudden pain in your wrist as a result of overextending it, or suddenly twisting it, then it is safe to say that this is a sprained wrist seeing as the wrist is surrounded by the fibrous tissue of ligaments and tendons and seeing as there is no real muscle surrounding it to get pulled.
We have all hit our elbows at some point and felt a weird tingly, may be even painful, feeling that reaches to our hands. When it happens, we blame our funny bone. However, is there really a ‘bone’ to blame? Well, you’re about to find out…