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Doctor insights on: Coracoacromial Ligament

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How do I treat inflamed ligaments?

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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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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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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What shall I do if I have a ligament complex ? And is it ok if i keep on excesising ?

Not sure: Not sure what a ligament 'complex' is. Could you mean a 'tear'? If so it might be best to seea physical therapist before working out. ...Read more

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What is ligament tear?

Ligamentous injury: Generally traumatic injury to the ligaments. Strong connective tissue which attach one bone to another bone. If there is a "tear" this is a grade 3 or complete disruption of this tissue. ...Read more

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Can a torn ligament heal?

Can a torn ligament heal?

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 rehabilitated after healing. ...Read more

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How to make a torn ligament better?

How to make a torn ligament better?

Rest, brace: Most torn ligaments that do not require surgery are treated with resting the ligaments and nearby joint combined with a period of immobilization- a cast or brace. Rehab exercises once the ligaments have stabilized can also promote recovery. Occasionally, regenerative injections such as prolotherapy or platelet-rich plasma injections can be used to stimulate healing. ...Read more

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How can I know if I have a torn ligament?

How can I know if I have a torn ligament?

Rip torn: A ligament tear can be described as slight, partially torn and completely torn. The injury will probably show varying degrees of swelling, bruising and certainly pain. In the more severe tears there will be some degree of joint instability. Some type of imaging like X-ray or MRI, could make it easier to not only check for fracture but also verify the degree of injury. ...Read more

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How to tell if my mpfl ligament is healing?

Exam: Your orthopedist can test the degree of pain and mobility of the knee cap to assess the healing. ...Read more

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What are some ways to treat a torn ligament?

Several ways: Immobilizing the ankle in a cast, splint or boot will allow the torn ligament to scar down over time. Ligaments normally take longer than bone to heal, around 3 months. Surgery is another option where the doctor will try to recreate the stability of the torn ligament(s). ...Read more