What is the difference between a damaged tendon and a damaged ligament?

I was told I may have a damaged tendon or a damaged ligament by a wrist therapist and to see a hand dr before I go on with wrist therapy. What is the difference between a damaged tendon and a damaged ligament? I put a call in to the dr, but until then I'm sitting here with a custom splint, what is the treatment... show more I was told I may have a damaged tendon or a damaged ligament by a wrist therapist and to see a hand dr before I go on with wrist therapy. What is the difference between a damaged tendon and a damaged ligament? I put a call in to the dr, but until then I'm sitting here with a custom splint, what is the treatment that is done to correct a tendon or ligament.
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