Advertisement

What is a grade 3 sprain?

A grade 3 sprain is a complete tear of the ligament. If the examiner pulls or pushes on the joint in specific movements, gross instability occurs. (This answer provided for NATA by the Weber State University Athletic Training Education Program.)

Continue Learning about Sprains and Strains

Weekend Warrior: Simple Self-Care for Minor Strains, Sprains and Bruises
Weekend Warrior: Simple Self-Care for Minor Strains, Sprains and Bruises
Whether you're an athlete or a semi-out-of-shape desk lounger who hasn't seen a gym in months, soft-tissue injuries (think strains, sprains, and bruis...
Read More
Don’t be a Turkey this Turkey Bowl Season
Don’t be a Turkey this Turkey Bowl Season
Dr. Mike’s Cleveland Clinic sees plenty; so does Dr. Oz’s New York Presbyterian Hospital -- emergency room visits for sprains, broken bones, contusion...
Read More
What are the treatment options for a sprain?
Honor Society of Nursing (STTI)Honor Society of Nursing (STTI)
Treatment for a sprain may vary depending on the severity of the sprain. As soon as the sprain happe...
More Answers
What are the symptoms of sprains and strains?
RealAgeRealAge
The first symptom of a sprain or a strain is a sharp pain that occurs at the site of the injury....
More Answers

Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.