What is the difference between sprain, dislocate and twist? I am reading the definitions and I am honestly completely confused. Can anyone explain the difference in a much simpler way?

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    Isn't this a medical question? – Weather Vane Nov 16 '17 at 21:26
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    You should at least tell us what definitions you've already read. Otherwise, someone might end up parroting them back to you, and no one will be better off than before. – J.R. Nov 16 '17 at 22:01

These all occur when a joint is overstressed.

A twist is generally a minor injury, involving hyperextension of muscles and tendons, and the like. A sprain occurs when the ligaments in a joint are injured, ranging anywhere from being overextended to being partially or completely torn. A dislocation occurs when bones are moved out of place, for example a shoulder being pulled out of its joint.

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