Would you be kind enough to tell me whether there is some difference between the terms "sprained ankle" and " strained ankle"?
Thank you in advance for your efforts.
To me, strain is reserved more for muscles, ligaments while sprain is for joints. Medically speaking, I'm not even sure what a sprained ankle is, though personally speaking I sure do know. It's one major painful experience!
There's a saying, "Don't strain your brain", used when you figure that the result ain't worth the effort, [not in this case, of course] or you're being factitious because someone isn't trying, mentally, at all.