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Can ligaments heal themselves

A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joe Wilkinson
43 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: Soft tissues like ligaments can heal on their own, usually in 3-6 weeks, however they may need to be immobilized or protected while healing and rehabi ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aruna Seneviratne
25 years experience Sports Medicine
Some do: Some ligaments such as the medial collateral ligament (mcl) of the knee and ankle ligaments can heal on their own. Other ligaments such as the anteri ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Patrick Roth
33 years experience Neurosurgery
Not known: The diagnosis of form facet ligament is not possible to make with either clinical tests or even mri. The MRI can pick up changes in the facet joint an ... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
DependsLocationSever: There is no fix period for torn ligaments.The healing period will vary based on the location of the ligament and the severity like if it is patial tea ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Holmes
22 years experience Sports Medicine
Healthy diet : There is no particular supplement or medication that has been shown to promote ligament healing. That being said, a healthy diet focused on lean and l ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Flanagan
47 years experience Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
Tear of ATFL: With appropriate immobilization , bracing and rehabilitation it should heal in majority of cases.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
35 years experience Wound care
Easy does it: A strain is when a ligament or tendon is injured by overstretching. There may be minimal or quite a bit of damage to it. Inflammation (redness, warmth ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Eric Kelts
24 years experience Neurology
Yes, but unusual: There is a ligament which helps to hold the clitoris in its usual position and it can be injured. It would be unusual for injury to occur in any sort ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Sider
38 years experience Sports Medicine
Rest, immobilze: I would recommend you rest and limit any exacerbating activities sometimes ice, nsaids, and splint immobilization can help the affected ligament ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Springer
50 years experience Sports Medicine
Rest: Generally rest, warm compresses! over the counter meds like Aspirin or advil (ibuprofen) if tolerated and gentle stretching of the involved joint.
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