Catching a strain or sprain early can help prevent pain and a serious injury.
It can happen to anyone, and any age, although people who are more active might encounter it more often. A sprain or strain usually happens when moving fast and just getting up from sitting or when out of balance. Keeping balance and feeling the different feel of too much pressure on a certain area or a certain point can prevent a full break or a full strain.
When a strain happens also depends on how the person reacts and the intensity of actions they use after feeling a possible strain. If the person is playing a sport or competing, they might not want to stop. Although, if it happens while out and about, usually a person can stop for a break and rest the ankle, joint, tendon, or angle that had too much pressure or too much weight put on it. Twists and turns can also cause a strain if too much weight is on the point or angle.
With warmer weather approaching, and sports, outdoor hiking, jogging, and activities happening, there is more of a chance these warning pains might signal you to be careful.
So, unless you want to go piggy backin around on your girl friends, oops, I mean your boy friends back, watch your step. Haha hehe.