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can you bruise a ligament

A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael McGonigal
39 years experience General Surgery
Bruises may be seen: When a ligament is torn, there is usually a small amount of bleeding. It may take several days for this blood to move toward the skin. If it does, a b ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Merrett
29 years experience Dentistry
Bruised Ligament: A tooth ligament also know as the pdl (periodontal ligament) can take anywhere from 24 to 48 hours to heal, much like any other bruise. Be sure not t ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jake Richards
12 years experience Dentistry
Quite a bit: You can bite with a lot of force so to bruise one would be difficult under normal function, but if you unexpectadly hit it with a bone or something ve ... Read More
Dr. Stephen Carstensen
38 years experience Dentistry
Not just how much: Can also be what you bit on or what hit your tooth. Doesn't matter much, because the bruised ligament will heal very quickly if you don't challenge i ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
3-6 weeks: Knee sprains or strains generally take 3-6 weeks to heal. Tears often require more detailed treatment.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Darren Corteen
25 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
6-8 weeks: Most ligaments subjected to partial tearing heal in 6-8 weeks, however ligament in question should be protected from further stresses or injury during ... Read More
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
53 years experience Orthodontics
Not long: If tooth was in hyper function, adjusting the occlusion should result in almost immediate reduction of symptoms. Like any other bruise it should begi ... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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4-6 weeks: Make sure to follow up with an orhopedic surgeonand use antiinflammaory medince for pain and swelling. You are in a walking cast?
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Dr. Forrest Jones
Specializes in Family Medicine
Orthopedic followup: Sounds like a traumatic injury, athletic or otherwise. How recent? How much pain, swelling do you have? What level of activity are you returning to? ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
29 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Exam, studies: A physical exam and appropriate studies can isually tell the difference between a bone contusion verse a torn ligament. Consider being seen.
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
23 years experience Family Medicine
Knee issue: You may have sprained your knee but it sounds like it is healing. Do range of motion exercises as long as you're comfortable. If swelling still presen ... Read More
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