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Interspinous Ligament Sprain
For a sprain involves rest, ice, elevation and compression (ace bandage). Minor sprains feel better in a day or so (the older we get, the longer it takes).
If you're not noticeably better in 1-2 days (or are in agony now), you must see a doctor. In general, orthopedists treat sprains. If it's your foot or ankle, you can also see a podiatrist. Feel better! ...Read more
-R used interchangeably. They refer 2 injuries 2 mucles & ligaments. 3 degrees: 1=tweaked or hurts but no harm no foul, 2=damage 2 the structure with some bleeding & prolonged pain, but with ice, time, rest, & activity modification they heal over a few weeks, 3=a complete disruption such as an ACL tear. If this happens in a muscle body, there's no repair available, painful, ...Read more
RICE: Rest, ice elevation, wrapping (compression to for swelli, patients are usually given crutches based on pain level) x-rays are often done to ensure there are no broken bones (a common problem that mimics sprains), pain medication or anti - inlammatories and patients are encouraged to see an md in a few days to be sure all is well the acronym :rice: refers to rest, ice, compression and elevation. ...Read more
Point tenderness: Each ligament is in a specific location so the pain will be at that specific location. However -- fractures and other injuries can present the same way so get checked and get an xray to be sure a bone in not broken. ...Read more
They R graded: A sprain is an injury 2 a ligament. They give ar joints stability. Grade I is minor, has pain, minimal swelling, & respond 2 rest, ice & elevation. Grd ii r=more pain, swelling respond slower 2 rest, ice, elevate, usually brace. 4-6 wk recovery. Lig has been stretched & may have torn fibers. Grd iii=complete tear some do surg brace/cast 6-8 wks recov. Ii&iii= more rehab. Iii=>rpain, swelng, discolor. ...Read more
Difficult question: A meniscus tear is a tear of the cushions within the knee that give the knee more surface contact area (it takes the load off of the cartilage in your knee to make it last longer). The lateral collateral ligament is a complex set of ligaments on the outside of the knee that keeps the knee stable. It has a role in holding your knee in place, controlling rotation, and augmenting movement. ...Read more
Not as often: While many physicians grade ligaments sprains by grade (such as the mcl), the lateral collateral ligament is much more complex. It is more often associated with PCL (posterior cruciate ligament) tears, multiligament tears (or knee dislocations). The lateral collateral represents a number of ligaments that hold the outside of the knee stable. It is more complex than can be addressed here. ...Read more
Motion: It sounds like you were immobilized with plaster for a knee sprain. Typically this is done for about 2 weeks, after which by far the most important goal is restoring motion and strength to the joint. Depending on the severity of the injury, a hinged brace will likely be used to protect the stability of the joint while working on progressively increasing range of motion and strength. Good luck! ...Read more
Depends...: Scapholunate ligaments typically tear; however a sprain can occur. Because the normal alignment of your carpal bones has changed you may always notice a difference in the size of your wrist. You should notice a decrease in the swelling if you keep your wrist immobilized within a few weeks of injury. If swelling or pain persists, following up with your hand surgeon is imperitive. ...Read more
Both: He could get both injuries. Thank you. ...Read more
1-3 months: We define a bruise as some bleeding in the area of injury, followed by a healing response over 1-3 weeks. A sprain is defined as a tear of ligaments, and take 1-3 months to heal. Some will not heal, depending on location and severity. A pull is a tear in muscles or tendons, which can take 1-3 months or not at all depending on location and severity. ...Read more
Where on your foot?: There are over 126 ligaments in the foot. Any one of these may be "strained" and could cause pain individually or as a collective. The most common ligaments to be injured are around the ankle. Baps board exercises or resistance theraband exercises may do a lot to alleviate these injuries and prevent them from coming back. ...Read more
What are the types of exercises done for medial collateral ligament sprain? Can it heal with physical therapy alone?
Mainly quad work: The medial collateral ligament is not directly treated by exercise. Such sprains need time, rest, ice/heat, and pain free exercise. Abnormal body mechanics need to be addressed. However, any knee injury benefits from directed physical therapy to strengthen the muscles around the knee, especially the quadriceps. Many mcl (and even acl) injuries can be safely and confidently managed with pt. ...Read more
I suffered a deltoid ligament sprain in early march. I have used a boot and brace for a combined ten weeks. Still experience some pain. Tips to heal?
Had outer ankle sprain 20 days back. X rayed ankle, its a ligament sprain. Now able to walk mostly no pain but swelling persists on inner & outer ankle?
Ankle sprain.: It sounds like your ankle is healing up nicely. The swelling might just be residual and may very well continue to recede with more time. If at six weeks total you still have difficulties with the ankle, you might need another evaluation and perhaps an MRI scan. See how it goes. ...Read more
Had ligament sprain in my knee about 4 months ago and am feeling severe pain. Are there any other treatments besides surgery?
I may have sacrioliac ligament sprain. I waken from sleep with a strong dull ache in my left hip to knee. Sitting is painful. Also sciatica symptoms.
I have ankle ligament sprain, I twisted my ankle one year ago. X-ray on the day of injury was ok, no fracture?
Ankle ligament sprain, I twisted my ankle one year ago. X-ray on the day of injury was ok, no fracture, what to do?
No fracture doesn't=: ..No injury. Many of the most significant injuries of the ankle involve the ligaments, ; if the md ; radiologist say no fracture, that's not a no injury diagnosis. Ur treater should b an orthopedist ; he/she should have a high index of suspension based on the mechanism of injury as well as an ankle exam. Further imaging as well as stress films r of great help. Late DX may= reconstruction. ...Read more
My wife had a bad ankle/ligament sprain 10 days ago. She went to ER. Now her foot is cold and very painful w bruises near her knee. Back to ER?
Stop icing.: Temperature changes after an injury, are always concerning. Generally the affected area heats up, as a prelude to the inflammatory cycle and healing. Becoming cold can be due to nerve or vascular damage. This can be temporary of longer. To remove all doubt if the temperature does not start stabilizing, and soon, you need to be re-evaluated. ...Read more
A sprain is an injury 2 a ligament. They give ar joints stability. Grade I is minor, has pain, minimal swelling, & respond 2 rest, ice & elevation. Grd ii r=more pain, swelling respond slower 2 rest, ice, elevate, usually brace. 4-6 wk recovery. Lig has been stretched & may have torn fibers. Grd iii=complete tear some do surg brace/cast 6-8 wks recov. Ii&iii= more ...Read more
A sprain is a medical term that describes an injury to soft tissue structures in the area. Common examples are a lumbar sprain, in which you might injure muscles in your back; or an ankle sprain in which you could injure ligaments about the ankle. Sprains can be from mild to severe, and so ...Read more