Top
20
Doctor insights on: How To Tear A Ligament In Your Ankle

Share
1

1
How can you tear a ligament (sprain) your ankle?

How can you tear a ligament (sprain) your ankle?

Many ways: You could have twisted it or stepped in a hole. Excessive stretching of the ligament could create a tear. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer

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


4

4
What are the options to repair complete ligament tears in an ankle causing instability?

What are the options to repair complete ligament tears in an ankle causing instability?

Options: There are options on procedures used depending on which ligament is involved. Some can be fixed arthroscopic some open. Some need bone anchors. Best to talk to ur doctor. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
5

5
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

See 1 more doctor answer
6

6
How can I cure ligament tear of ankle?

How can I cure ligament tear of ankle?

Read below: If this is a grade 1 tear, then immobilization is usually enough. If grade 2 depending on it's extent, this may be cured with a cast or possible surgery. If grade 3 tear, it will undoubtedly require surgery. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
9

9
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

10

10
Did I sprain my ankle or tear a ligament? Do I just wait a few days?

Both: A sprain of the ankle by definition means you tore, at least partially, some ligaments. Severity of the injury is determined by how many ligaments you tore and how severely you tore them. Ankle sprain rehab is important to speed recovery and prevent re-injury. Also, if you are having trouble bearing weight or if you have any deformity to the ankle you should get an xray to rule out a fracture. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
11

11
Pain and popping a year and a half after ligament tear in ankle. What could be wrong?

Needs a workup: Some popping of the ankle is normal unless it is a associated with other symptoms like pain or swelling. Some popping after an ankle sprain may be due to dislocating tendows particularly if it occurs on the the lateral (outside portion) of the ankle. See a specialist you, may need a x-ray, MRI or an ultrasound to diagnosis problem. ...Read more

12

12
I had a MRI on my ankle, which showed a probable tear of the ligament. What can probable mean?

I had a MRI on my ankle, which showed a probable tear of the ligament. What can probable mean?

Probable: I believe radiologists use the term "probable" when they are highly suspicious of a particular diagnosis but not 100% sure. Certain pathologies may give off a similiar appearance on mri. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
13

13
Now I feel beter can I walk normally once again. After a complete tear of the ligament on the right ankle.?

Ankle: It depends upon the stability of the ankle & how extensive the injury was. Painless & full range of motion is a great sign. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
14

14
Ankle popping a year and a half after ligament tear. Should I be worried?

Ankle popping a year and a half after ligament tear. Should I be worried?

Popping: Popping sounds could be from several reasons but worry only if there is pain or instability. Popping isn't necessarily bad, but if its associated with you tripping more oftern, constantly spraining the same ankle, or annoying pain that won't go away, then definitely see a podiatrist to get reevaluated. ...Read more

15

15
What are symptoms of ligament tears in a foot and ankle due to an inversion injury?

Several: Bruising, swelling and pain on repeat inversion should be suspicious for ligament injury. Have it checked by a podiatrist or orthopedist. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
17

17
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

18

18
I am not able to walk because of the ligament tear on my right ankle what should I do?

Get checked: If the diagnosis of a ligament tear is documented by mri, you need to find out if it is the type that is repairable. Surgery may be an option to restore integrity in the ligament. If you are not able to walk, that typically indicates instability still. Get checked by a podiatrist or a foot/ankle orthopedist. They handle these types of conditions regularly. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
19

19
Had medial tear of ligament in ankle. Boot 3 months got rom back in pt. Still hurts. Not stopping me but there all the time. Suggestions?

Exercise: When you had a boot for 3 month, its natural to get some stiffness and pain after boot is removed. To get back to normal, you need gentle and regular exercise for few weeks. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
20

20
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