Sprains are common among athletes and active children/adolescents.  A sprain is an injury to a ligament or joint caused by overuse or stress.  The best treatment is rest, icing, compression, and elevate (RICE), and ibuprofen.  Immobilizing the injured joint is also part of treatment to prevent further stress until the affected area heals.  Call your primary care provider or seek medical treatment to ensure you get a proper diagnosis and to make sure the injury is not a fracture. 

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