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What are the signs and symptoms of an annular ligament tear?

What are the signs and symptoms of an annular ligament tear?

Pain, clicking: The annular ligament is a ligament on the outside of the elbow. It can be injured, and this most commonly occurs after a fall or a twisting injury to the arm. It usually causes pain and sometimes a clicking sensation when the arm is rotated from pronation to supination. Thank you for the question. ...Read more

Ligament (Definition)

A fibrous band of tissue that connects one bone to another. They hold joints in place. Dr. Fox's trivia test: what one bone is the only one ...Read more


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Pain near my inner elbow bone more towards the medial epicondyle muscle or annular ligament ?

Pain near my inner elbow bone more towards the medial epicondyle muscle or annular ligament 
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Med. epicondylitis: Possible medial epicondylitis - sometimes called golfers elbow. Needs ice, NSAIDs, sometimes PT can help Cortisone shot can help a lot. Good luck ...Read more

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What is a ligament?

What is a ligament?

Ligament : A ligament is a band of fibrous tissue that connects bone to bone. It is different from tendon, which connect muscle to bone. Ligaments cannot contract but are usually present to stabilize joints. I hope this helps! ...Read more

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How do I treat inflamed ligaments?

RICE: Rest, ice, compression and elevation. Depending on the joint, wold determine what type of splint to utilize, and what freedom of motion allowable to permit healing. Another helpful measure, if allowable given the medical condition, would be a trial of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication such as ibuprofen, naproxen, or Etodolac whether over the counter or prescribed. Patience is important. ...Read more

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How do you recover from ligament tears?

How do you recover from ligament tears?

What ligament injury: Not all ligament injuries are the same. Some ligament injuries require simple rest and supportive care. Others require bracing. Some ligament tears require surgery. Almost all ligament injuries benefit fom some level of therapy after adequate stability & healing is present. When ou are examined by our physician be sure to discuss the prognosis and treatment plan for your specific ligament injury. ...Read more

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Is there a medication that relaxes ligaments?

Ligamentous: Tightness is necessary. There is no specific medication that can 'relax' ligaments which frankly need to be tight to support the joints. I presume you are referring to tendon tightness which is a function of inactivity, limited activity or prolonged immobilization. Activity geared toward stretching and improving flexibility are the only effective methods to combat tendon tightness. No shortcut. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: ligament?

What is the definition or description of: ligament?

A ligament is: A fibrous band of tissue that connects one bone to another. They hold joints in place. Dr. Fox's trivia test: what one bone is the only one with no ligament attachments? ...Read more

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Help with ligament re-injury from wearing platforms?

Help with ligament re-injury from wearing platforms?

Ligament: Platform shoes are the worst type of shoe . They altern normal anatomical dynamics causing a host of issues from stretching of ligaments, to abnormal stress on knees and hips ann back. You must rest the area, take some anti-inflammatory agents and perhaps have pt. Secondly throw the platforms out wear shoes that are anatomical -flats or minimal heel. ...Read more

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Thinning anterior ligament... How can a i restore it?

Can't: By exercising your are not directly restoring the thinned acl but improving the conditioning and strength of the lower extremity. This will reduce the likelihood of knee injuries and subsequent acl injury. When exercising focus on core/hip/knee/leg/ankle. If acl is torn its preferred that you fix it. If unsure from MRI then a scope could be considered. Discuss with your orthopedist. ...Read more

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What does attenuated anterior crucial ligament mean?

What does attenuated anterior crucial ligament  mean?

Prior ACL injury: If the anterior cruciate ligament (acl) looks smaller, thinner or less robust than it should on an mri, it may be described as attenuated. Alternatively, this term may be used if the ligament seems a bit weak on physical examination. Either way, the suggestion is that there has been a prior injury or partial tear. ...Read more