Toddlers do not commonly suffer sprains and strains. Any injury is more likely to be a bone injury. Here’s why:
A sprain is when the ligament connecting the bones across a joint gets stretched too far or tears. The most used joints of the body (ankles, knees, wrist and elbows) are more susceptible to a sprain. The reason a sprain is uncommon in a toddler is that their ligaments at this stage are actually stronger than the bone surround them. Therefore, it is more likely that an injury will result in a broken bone than a sprain.
Strains occur when muscles or tendons which connect muscles to bone is stretched or torn. The reason that a strain is uncommon in a toddler is that they are usually not engaged in the kinds of activities that normally result in a strain such as lifting heavy items or a tough workout.