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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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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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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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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

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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How can you recover from a torn ankle ligament?

How can you recover from a torn ankle ligament?

Common injury: When you twist you ankle. The ligaments easily tear. If this is first time you should be fine with rest, ice, elevate and compression. Usually 4-6 weeks of rest and compression is enough time for you body to heal itself. If you constantly twist your ankle and have chronic ankle instability as diagnosed by your podiatrist or orthpod, then surgery will be necessary. ...Read more

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How long could ankle ligament damage actually take to heal?

Depends...: There's an old adage that says it's better to break something than sprain something, and that's basically because soft tissue injuries always take longer to heal. Make sure that you have been evaluated properly and that you have given your injury enough time to heal. Ask your doc about proper ankle bracing too. If it's more than 3 months from the time of injury, get re-evaluated. ...Read more

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What is the recovery time for a second time torn ankle ligament?

What is the recovery time for a second time torn ankle ligament?

It depends: It depends on the ligament that is torn and the severity of the tear. Every time an ankle ligament is torn it weakens the ligament and can make the ankle looser if not treated properly. For a standard ankle sprain it usually takes 2-4 weeks to recover. If more severe, it can take several more weeks of immobilization and in some cases surgery to correct the torn ligament. ...Read more

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How to treat a torn ankle ligament?

How to treat a torn ankle ligament?

One of two ways: We grade torn ligament to three levels. 1-grade 1. 2-grade 2. 3-grade 3. The first two usually are treated non surgical, by cast or brace for about 4-6 weeks. The third one usually treated surgically. . ...Read more