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A tearing injury to ligaments. Sprains can be minor, with only a slight stress to the ligament or may be severe with total separation of a ligament that supports a joint.

Sprain (knee joint): Any injury to one of six different ligaments which stabilise the knee joint. Those ligaments include: medial and lateral collaterals, medial and lateral meniscus and the anterior and posterior cruciate ligaments. Knee sprains are characterised by knee pain, swelling and tenderness with range of motion. Severe sprains may result in a knee joint effusion (blood inside the joint). Completely torn ligaments may require surgical repair to reestablish knee joint stability.

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Re: Muscle Soreness- Lactic Acid?

... goes, as so what call... adaptation period. But if this soreness doesnt goes away after 2 to 4 days. please seek doctor examination. It might be sprain or something else.

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by wrong16
Tue Mar 31, 2009 8:18 am
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Topic: Muscle Soreness- Lactic Acid?
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I think this would go here... human & animal anatomy...

... comes from the Greek word meaning __ 4: Red bone marrow _______ 5: The joints in your leg and arm are examples of what type of joint? 6: What is a sprain? 7: What are the purposes for bones? 8: What are the types of muscles? 9: What are the functions of muscles? 10: The bones of the skull are examples ...

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Wed Jan 17, 2007 10:28 pm
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