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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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I sprained ankle 4 days ago . Tear to lateral ligament . Still severely swollen, black and blue and painful. Shouldn't there be slight improvement by?

I sprained ankle 4 days ago . Tear to lateral ligament . Still severely swollen, black and blue and painful. Shouldn't there be slight improvement by?

No: If you had a grade 3 sprain of your ankle ( severe) then you shouldn't expect much improvement @ 4 days.Swelling, discoloration are the norm. @ 2 wks you should be better but it may take 4-6 wks. For it to resolve.Consider seeing an orthopedic surgeon for evaluation, x-rays to rule out a fracture and treatment guidelines.Best of luck! ...Read more

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Whats the probability of a ligament tear(s) with a severe inversion ankle injury ... Ankle very swollen and bruised still in pain waiting ok for mri?

Whats the probability of a ligament tear(s) with a severe inversion ankle injury ... Ankle very swollen and bruised still in pain waiting ok for mri?

Not uncommon: An ankle sprain is just about any thing but a fracture. It may involve just stretching the ankle ligaments to complete tears. The MRI would confirm this and may help the doctor with his treatment regimen. ...Read more

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How do you tear an ankle ligament?

How do you tear an ankle ligament?

Ankle sprain: Severly inverting or everting your ankle or rotating around a planted foot can tear your ankle ligaments. ...Read more

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Ankle ligament tear, what is the recovery time?

Ankle ligament tear, what is the recovery time?

6-12 weeks: It really depends on which ligaments are injured and how badly they are torn. Many ankle ligament injuries heal nonoperatively while others require surgery for stabilization. ...Read more

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I had ankle ligament lateral reconstruction in mid-january. My ankle and calf just began to swell for no reason. Should i be worried?

I had ankle ligament lateral reconstruction in mid-january. My ankle and calf just began to swell for no reason. Should i be worried?

Something is wrong.: Ankles and calves do not just begin to swell for no reason. There is always a reason. It could be mechanical, structural or vascular. You need to have your ankle evaluated to determine the most likely cause. ...Read more

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What to do if I had my ankle ligament tear 3 months back ,till little pain and can't run..and putting more pressure make it twisted and pain again?

What to do if I had my ankle ligament tear 3 months back ,till little pain and can't run..and putting more pressure make it twisted and pain again?

See doc/pt/surgery: you should see a physician, get xrays. initially often times physical therapy to improve strength, swelling, and propioception can help, if still have significant problems with normal xrays, sometimes an mri, arthroscopic surgery and or ligament stabilization surgery is required. ...Read more

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I have had a partial tear in my ankle ligament for a year. Would the cortisone shot help in recovery? Should I be working a desk duty job while I jure

Ankle injury: Steroid injections are co train fixated on this setting. Podiatrists love to do this but there is copious Orthopaedic literature contraindicating this. If this is painful, causing instability or dysfunction then I would try a course of immobilization. Ultimately it may require a repair, reconstruction or simple debridement. ...Read more

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I tore a ligament in my ankle 6 weeks ago, is it normal for it to still be swollen?

I tore a ligament in my ankle 6 weeks ago, is it normal for it to still be swollen?

Yes: Ligamental injuries are thought to have three phases. An acute injury or inflammatory phase, a regenerative phase and a tissue remodeling phase. It is not uncommon for these injuries to take months to heal to their maximal function. In short, yes, it could be considered normal for your ankle to still be swollen. ...Read more

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I have a 3rd degree ankle sprain and torn in half ligament in my ankle. Now today my whole leg knee to foot swollen huge and hurts? should I worry?

I have a 3rd degree ankle sprain and torn in half ligament in my ankle. Now today my whole leg  knee to foot swollen huge and hurts? should I worry?

Yes: Yes you should worry. If you haven't gotten and MRI you should consider this right away. You don't want to live the rest of you live with a weak ankle that could have been fixed. Let's see exactly what is wrong. ...Read more

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I tore ligaments in my ankle years ago. Within the last few months, ankle is swollen and painful. No new injury. Why re-occurrence after so long?

Microtrauma: Repetitive microtrauma can add up especially with a previously traumatized ankle and cause swelling and pain. There may be underlying pathology in your ankle joint, not necessarily only isolated to the ligament tear but cartilage damage or synovitis. ...Read more

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Any ideas on what could be causing pain in my joints and ligaments, swollen ankles?

Any ideas on what could be causing pain in my joints and ligaments, swollen ankles?

Many things: Could be uveruse syndrome, could be arthritis. Best to see a doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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Pain in my joints and ligaments, swollen ankles and a lot of discomfort. Any ideas on causes?

Pain in my joints and ligaments, swollen ankles and a lot of discomfort. Any ideas on causes?

Collagen vascular: The symptoms and sign that are described in the question are unlikely to be due to circulatory problems. These more fit a collagen vascular diseases such as lupus or rhemathoid arthritis for which the rheumotologists have the expertise. ...Read more

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Tore a ligament in ankle 6 weeks ago, still very swollen but no improvement for past 2 weeks, but I can walk, could i need surgery or is this normal?

If its swollen : There are things to do to stabilize the foot and help reduce the swelling. Not properly tending to the ankle can cause permenant sequela. I suggest you see a foot/ankle specialist. ...Read more

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