A sprain is the injury of the ligaments that join both bones that form a joint.

Several degrees of sprains exist depending on its gravity, from the degree I, in which there is an expansion of the ligament, to the degree III, which implies its complete rupture.

In some joints, there exist powerful muscles that fix the joints, contributing to the labour of the ligaments. This way, a powerful and trained well muscle protects the ligaments, giving major stability to the joints.