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How To Heal A Torn Ligament In Foot
Depends on which one:
Is it, how badly is it torn. Generally it'll take about 8-12 weeks.
Discuss it with your surgeon, as he can provide you with precise information. ...Read more
Ligaments are defined as collagenn tissue structures that connect bones in and around joints. A classic example is the anterior cruciate ligament of the knee that provides stability o the bones of the knee joint and specifically connects the femur to the tibia. A torn ligament is simply any disruption ...Read more
It would be better: If you specified which ligament. One of the reasons for a delay in improvement is the fact we walk on feet and use them when walking. This may cause delayed healing. There is a possibility of an occult or hidden injury as well. ...Read more
What can be reasons for top of foot to not heal after 3 surgeries for torn ligament? Bumps on bottom of foot that itch. Dr suggests another surgery...
Torn ligament: There are many reasons for poor healing. Speak openly with your surgeon for the best guidance. The itchy bumps may be athlete's foot - see your podiatrist for that as well. Good luck to you. ...Read more
If a ruptured ligament and a torn ligament in the ankle are never immobilized during treatment can they heal properly?
Specificity....: About the same as a car that won't run and a flat tire. ...Read more
Yes: There would usually be pain associated with it. ...Read more
Will wearing a foot brace help heal midfoot ligament tear faster or is that more appropriate for a ankle tear?
Rest, time, PT, Rx: Midfoot ligament tear will heal with rest and minimal immobilization. Ultrasound therapy is helpful. Injecting platelet rich plasma may help. An NSID is ok if you are able to tolerate the drug. I like the idea of your wearing a brace - it serves as a reminder to rest the foot. ...Read more
I just got a steroid injection for a torn ligament. Today I can't put all of my weight on my foot without getting sever pain in the front and my heel.
I just got a steroid injection for a torn ligament. Today I can't put all of my weight on my foot and I get severe pain in the front and my heel.
What ligament: Was torn? How do you know it was torn? Injections have some good and some bad associated with them, without getting into that immobilization or a period of non weight bearing MIT be smart if a ligament is torn, continued walking will not give it a chance to heal even if it was injected. Ice region of pain. ...Read more
Minor fx?: Never heard that before. If u have a fracture u need to rest it, immobilize it, and limit activity until it heals. ...Read more
I have a torn ligament in my foot on top of the ankle joint. How should I walk? Do I bend the ankle or keep it straight while taking a step?
Shouldn't be walking: If you have a torn ligament then your foot should be in a brace or a cast until you are seen by an orthopedic surgeon. Keep the foot at a 90 degree angle constantly gives it a better chance of holding together and healing. This cannot be accomplished without some external structure. ...Read more
Tripped down stairs and foot rolled in about 2 months ago. Saw a doc said sprain-torn ligament, no x-rays. In pain when I wear heels, is this normal?
Have it evaluated: Twisting ones’ ankle can lead to a sprained ankle. Often times, this may result in ligament or tendon injuries which may lead to ankle bruising, swelling, pain, and possibly instability. An x-ray of the foot and ankle will be able to assist in differentiating a sprain form a fracture. ...Read more
Get evaluated: A torn ligament in your ankle will present itself with pain and swelling, similar to an ankle sprain or fracture. When you get evaluated, the physician may manipulate your ankle to test for torn ligaments. Examples of these tests are the anterior draw or stress inversion. While torn ligaments have similar characteristics as stretched out ligaments, imaging studies like MRI may be used to diagnose. ...Read more
Hypermobility: Possible. Anytime a joint is more lax it is possible to tear ligaments. If it hurts and is swollen I would visit a doc who specializes in orthopedics. ...Read more
Diagnosed with torn ligament in ankle from rolling it over a year ago. Still hurts, swells. Has been approx. 15 months giv or take. Why hasn't it healed?
Stabilize the ankle: Ligaments have no blood supple and as a result don't heal. You need to have your ankle scoped with possible repair of the ligament with excision of the thickened tissues covering the ankle (synovium) ...Read more
PT: Physical thrapy to rehab the ankle and tendons. ...Read more
Depends: It depends on which ligament is torn and how badly it was torn. ...Read more
Most heal on own: The large majority of ankle sprains involve partially torn ligaments. Most of these ligaments "heal" but can heal in a "stretched-out" fashion. Rehabilitation is very important after a sprain to restore range of motion, strength to the ankle-area muscles, calf flexibility and balance. A brace can help while recovering. If I can help, then join my care team at healthtap. Com/dr-clarkeholmes ...Read more
Terminology: Great question. Sprains come in various degrees, some, by definition, include a torn ligament. Most sprains are inversion or lateral ankle sprains and the three ligaments here become injured in a particular sequence as the severity of the force on the ankles continues. A simple sprain, or 1st degree sprain, for instance, does not result in a torn ligament. ...Read more
Apain in my ankle seems to get more uncomfortable. Surgery has been advised but is it necessary for torn ligament and how long is the recovery?
Depends: If your ankle is unstable because of the torn ligament then surgery is indicated. Also the torn ligament can cause pain especially if it gets pinched in the ankle. Without knowing exact diagnosis, it is difficult to tell if surgery is needed or not and what recovery is. But for a ligament reconstruction it is about 3 months. ...Read more
Can be the same...: HI! An ankle sprain can be a varying degree of tendon or ligament damage. Usually, if a ligament is badly injured / damaged there will / can be excessive ' loosenes' of the affected joint or exceesive motion between the two bones the ligament joins. This should be easily determined in most cases by a competent exam including various stress and range of motion testing ie: ankle anterior draw test. ...Read more
I have injured my ankle before (sprain/torn ligament) and a couple months ago. An X-ray was done and no break seen. Now I'm having sharp pains again.?
I ruptured ligament, a torn ligament, and 2 bone contusions. I was never immobilized. 3 months ago in ankle. Still pain. Is surgery necessary?
Maybe: Need to be evaluated by specialist to determine damage that has occurred and what can be done to fix this. ...Read more
Walking boot on for 12 wks for a torn ligament. I walked down 18 stairs 2 days ago w/o boot Ankle is now in extreme pain What could have went wrong?
Check with MD: Better check with your doctor to make sure you did not reinjure that ligament. And let it heal as long as it takes ...Read more
I hurt my ankle 9 weeks ago, pain swelling. Doc said torn ligament put in air cast for 6 weeks. Took off, swells immediately and more pain. What's nex?
PT or MRI: The ankle sprain that does not improve often either needs physical therapy or an MRI. PT helps reduce pain, improve motion, strength and function. MRI can uncover all the sources of pain, and at times, changes the treatment options. If I can be of further assistance, then join my care team and virtual practice: www. Healthtap. Com/dr-ClarkeHolmes ...Read more
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