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A 30-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 43-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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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Deberardino
31 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
It depends on Grade: Ligament injuries are graded on a 0-3 scale. Grade 0 is nl, grade 1 is intact but painful, grade 2 is partially torn, and grade 3 represents a complet ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Deberardino
31 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Mild/moderate/severe: Ligament injuries run the full spectrum from being sprained to being completely torn. Sprains are routinely graded as 1, 2 or 3. Grade 1 & 2 sprai ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Ask the question: Please submit a clear & specific question about ligament injuries . Clarify and re-ask.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Michalski
35 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Ligament: Depends upon location & severity: partial or complete. May take a few days for a mild ankle, wrist, or elbow sprain. May require surgery for complete ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
27 years experience Pathology
Balanced diet/rest,,: Likely the best things to eat come from a balanced diet. You should also rest the area of the ligament tear, and not do too much strenuous activity. ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rose Wynn
Dr. Rose Wynn answered
15 years experience Sports Medicine
Depends on which: Depends on which ligament and which joint (e.g. Knee: mcl ligament sprains can heal on their own, whereas acl complete tears will not heal on their ow ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Merriman
46 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
??: I know of no specific diet for this type of problem.
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marino Tavarez
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No, not immediately: Depending on severity and location of the injury, your orthopedic may suggest conservative treatment first with rest, nsaids and physical therapy.
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