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Doctor insights on: How To Strengthen Coopers Ligaments

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I'm young and already have saggy breasts. I know the coopers ligament is responsible for breasts shape. Can anything be done to strengthen the ligament?

I'm young and already have saggy breasts. I know the coopers ligament is responsible for breasts shape. Can anything be done to strengthen the ligament?

Sagging breasts: Hi. You can minimize this. For instance, the study in the Aesthetic Surgery Journal found that a high BMI and a history of smoking were risk factors for breast sagging. Also, avoid yo-yo dieting. But exercises and certain bras really don't help with delaying the inevitable. You should consult with a plastic surgeon for more information. ...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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What do you think is the most effective exercise to strengthen shoulder ligaments?

What do you think is the most effective exercise to strengthen shoulder ligaments?

Muscle: There are basically two components of what stabilizes a joint: static & dynamic. Static issues that you can't really strengthen include ligaments/cartilage/labrum/etc and negative (suction) pressure between the joint. Dynamic stabilizers (which you can strengthen) are the muscles around the joint. Proper muscle strengthening surrounding the joint can definitely aid in joint stability. ...Read more

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What is the way to strengthen the tendons and ligaments.? I am an athlete..

What is the way to strengthen the tendons and ligaments.? I am an athlete..

Tendon strength: Hello:

The quick answer is tendons and ligaments cannot be strengthened like muscles. The amount of collagen fibers in each tendon remains consistent regardless of the amount of muscle increase that occurs from exercise. Ligaments are the same story in that amount of fibers tissue remains consistent regardless of the amount of exercise placed on a joint. Best Regards. Dr. Reed ...Read more

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Should stretching and strengthening exercises be done when there's still pain caused by a ligament problem at the lower back?

Should stretching and strengthening exercises be done when there's still pain caused by a ligament problem at the lower back?

It depends: It depends on a few factors. You need to know whether the trend of your pain is getting better or worse, whether stretching alleviates or worsens the pain, and whether strengthening alleviates or worsens the pain.
The exercise program chosen and monitored should be individualized to your specific needs during each phase of your injury. See a spine doc if it still persists for a few weeks. ...Read more

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What can I do to strengthening my knee ligaments?

What can I do to strengthening my knee ligaments?

Strengthen muscles.: You can exercise the muscles around your joint to improve stability and strength. ...Read more

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What should I do if I want to strengthen my knee ligaments?

What should I do if I want to strengthen my knee ligaments?

Stengthen muscles: You can exercise the muscles around your joint to improve stability and strength. ...Read more

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What are some strengthening exercises for an anterior cruciate ligament?

What are some strengthening exercises for an anterior cruciate ligament?

Several!: Bike riding. Resistance exercise to get your biceps femoris 2/3 as strong as your quads. (leg curls!)
these are the two best two prevent recurrence and not to develop degenerative arthritis! there are sporting activities that should be avoided that involve pivoting and contaqct! ...Read more

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Iplay h20polo, my shoulder subluxs alot, veryweak right now, I love polo so quiting is not an option, how do I heal, strengthen and tighten my ligaments?

Iplay h20polo, my shoulder subluxs alot, veryweak right now, I love polo so quiting is not an option, how do I heal, strengthen and tighten my ligaments?

Strengthening Exerci: The best treatment for shoulder subluxation is strengthening exercises. Shoulder ligaments cannot be strengthened. I suggest you visit the following website to get a shoulder strengthening regimen.

http://www. Nhs. Uk/conditions/dislocated-shoulder/documents/100419shoulder%5b1%5d.pdf. ...Read more

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How can you strengthen ligaments and knee for football?

How can you strengthen ligaments and knee for football?

See details: You cannot strengthen ligaments but you can strengthen the muscles that support the knee. Weight training your legs will help. ...Read more

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My knee keeps collapsing due to loose ligaments, how can I strengthen my ligaments?

My knee keeps collapsing due to loose ligaments, how can I strengthen my ligaments?

Knee instability: Unfortunately there is no way to strengthen ligaments. You can exercise the hip and leg to strengthen the muscles that control the knee. Otherwise bracing or surgery may be your solution. ...Read more

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Is there anyway to strengthen tendons and ligaments after straining them multiple times?

Is there anyway to strengthen tendons and ligaments after straining them multiple times?

Rubber bands: Yes! Has a lot to do with consistent, daily stretching, in an attempt to regain some range of motion and tendon/ ligament healing. ...Read more

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How to strengthen ligaments and tendons in finger? Through naturally and also by taking any supplements will it help to strenghten the ligaments?

How to strengthen ligaments and tendons in finger? Through naturally and also by taking any supplements will it help to strenghten the ligaments?

No: You cannot strengthen ligaments. If you are " loose jointed" it's usually inherited. You can strengthen the tendons about your hand (extensor and flexor) most easily by squeezing a ' grip' ball or a grip- strengthening device. ...Read more

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How can I strengthen my ankle ligaments after a sprain?

How can I strengthen my ankle ligaments after a sprain?

Exercise: Range of motion exercises and progressive weight exercise. ...Read more

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My cruciate ligament in my knee is still giving trouble after 10 yrs what can I do to strengthen d knee please.?

My cruciate ligament in my knee is still giving trouble after 10 yrs what can I do to strengthen d knee please.?

Let me understand: I assume you acl reconstruction if that correct, some patient have trouble from that, were the donor site (graft) was taken? Or some arthritis in the knee.
I would go to have the knee looked at and if there are any problems you have to address that.
If the knee okay? Go to pt and have give home pt program to strengthen the muscles around the knee. Good luck, thanks. ...Read more

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What can be done to strengthen the ligament in your ankle? He was told that the ligament in his ankle is the cause for his back pain and leg pain.

What can be done to strengthen the ligament in your ankle? He was told that the ligament in his ankle is the cause for his back pain and leg pain.

Musclestrengthening: Ligaments have no contraction ability so once sprained it is more lax and ligamentous laxity many times require surgery in athletes. For less demanding patients sturdy high top shoes, ankle braces and taping will assist ambulation. Strengthening the muscles which cross the joint will tighten the laxity specific the peroneal muscle group. ToeRaisesactivatesthisgroup. Kneepainmayimprovewithmorestabil ...Read more

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How can I strengthen the ligaments around the knees, because I play soccer a lot and ping pong and they both require lots of knee bendin. Thank you!

How can I strengthen the ligaments around the knees, because I play soccer a lot and ping pong and they both require lots of knee bendin. Thank you!

Strenghthen muscles: Please see my previous answer to this question if possible. Briefly, you cannot strengthen knee ligaments. You can, however, strengthen the muscles about the knee (quadriceps esp.) and improve proprioception (balance/ coordination).Good luck! ...Read more

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How can I tighten strengthen or heal my shoulder ligaments, my shoulder subluxation often I play water polo and I love it so, I won't quit it, helpplz?

How can I tighten strengthen or heal my shoulder ligaments, my shoulder subluxation often I play water polo and I love it so, I won't quit it, helpplz?

Strengthening Exerci: The best treatment for shoulder subluxation is strengthening exercises. Shoulder ligaments cannot be strengthened. I suggest you visit the following website to get a shoulder strengthening regimen.

http://www. Nhs. Uk/conditions/dislocated-shoulder/documents/100419shoulder%5b1%5d.pdf. ...Read more

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How can I strengthen the ligaments in my knee after arthroscopic surgery?

How can I strengthen the ligaments in my knee after arthroscopic surgery?

Strength training: Increasing the strength of your lower extremity muscles including your glutes, quads, and hamstrings, will provide stability to the knee to following an arthroscopic surgery. We also believe building a solid foundation through your trunk muscles is essential for knee stability with functional activities, sport, and exercise. Squats, dead lifts, lunges, leg press, and planks are ideal exercises. ...Read more

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Is walking on a ligament strain with a orthopedic boot. To try to strengthen do more good or bad for helping in the recovery process gradually doing +?

Use is a good thing: Using a boot to help support the ligament while it heals is a good thing. The boot should help to decrease the time that the ligament hurts. The support will then allow the ligament to heal without stretching as much as it might otherwise without the support. ...Read more

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After a hip avulsion fracture what can I do to strengthen the ligament?

After a hip avulsion fracture what can I do to strengthen the ligament?

Consevative and: Surgical. An avulsion fracture is an injury to the bone in a place where a tendon or ligament attaches to the bone. When an avulsion fracture occurs, the tendon or ligament pulls off a piece of the bone. Most of the time it will heal without surgery, some situation may require surgery. In both cases I it will require physical therapy and strengthen exercises.. ...Read more

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What's a "cooper's droop"?

Cooper’s Droopers: Cooper’s droopers = sagging breasts. Cooper’s ligaments are made up of connective tissue that helps to suspend the breast. ...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 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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What are lax ligaments?

What are lax ligaments?

Synonymous w/ loose: Lax is short for laxity. Lax ligaments are describing ligaments that are loose and have increased laxity. There is a spectrum of laxity that is normal within all joints. Some people are looser or tighter than others. If one has no symptoms or limitations, no treatment or remedy is warranted. If pain or instability is present, the increased laxity is said to be abnormal (pathologic or patholaxity). ...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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What makes a torn ligament better?

What makes a torn ligament better?

Depends: Some ligaments will heal on their own but others will need a surgical correction. Discuss your injury with an orthopedic surgeon to determine this. ...Read more

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How should I treat a torn ligament?

How should I treat a torn ligament?

Ligament dependent: Not all ligaments or degrees of ligament injury are treated the same. Some ligament injuries require simple supportive care (rest, ice, compression, elevation- rice). Others may benefit from a course of bracing. Still others may mandate surgical repair or reconstruction. Pending initial evaluation by a qualified healthcare provider, rice combined with immobilization is a safe plan of action. ...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 help my shoulder ligaments?

How can I help my shoulder ligaments?

Strength training: Under supervision by a trained professional using light to medium weights. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a torn ligament?

Depends: On what ligament is torn. If it is in the knee, you could need reconstruction to delay arthritic changes ...Read more

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What is the tear of a ligament called?!

'rupture or tear': Commonly still called a 'tear' or 'rupture' etc....No special medical terms. ...Read more

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How can ligaments or tendons be teared?

Tendon/ligament tear: Ligaments stabilize and typically run along the sides if joints. Tendons attach muscle to bone. Ligaments are torn when a joint is dislocated or strained. Tendons are torn when the muscle pulling on the bone pulls with more force than the tensile strength of the tendon will allow. ...Read more

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How do I know ulnar ligament is healed?

How do I know ulnar ligament is healed?

Is there: 1. pain
2. swelling
If not. Chances are it is healed HOWEVER if there was a tear (even "partial") DO NOT ACT like it is "healed" until your Health Care Professional says it is!!!

Hope this helps
Dr Z ...Read more

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What is ligament reconstruction surgery?

What is ligament reconstruction surgery?

See a Hand Surgeon: A ligament tear can be partial or complete. A full ligament tear can occur within the substance of the ligament a ligament can get avulsed from its attachment to bone or avulse a fragment of bone with it when the injury occurs. The full ligament/avulsion fracture injury requires a different surgical procedure. See a hand surgeon so that s/he can assess and discuss what is appropriate for you. ...Read more

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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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What are the symptoms of a torn ligament?

Weakness, pain: Weakness, pain, swelling, bruising, instability, deformity....... Depending upon the degree and site. ...Read more