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How should I treat a ligament sprain?

How should I treat a ligament sprain?

First aid: 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

Dr. Peter Ihle
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Sprains And Strains (Definition)

-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


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How is a ligament sprain treated in er?

How is a ligament sprain treated in er?

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

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How is a ligament sprain self-diagnosed?

How is a ligament sprain self-diagnosed?

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

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How can I treat a ligament sprain / tear?

How can I treat a ligament sprain / tear?

RICE: Rest, ice, compression, elevation.

You really shoud see a doctor to determine between sprain or tear since this will alter treatment. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: ligament sprain?

What is the definition or description of: ligament sprain?

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

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What's difference between a lateral calateral ligament sprain or a maniscus tear?

What's difference between a lateral calateral ligament sprain or a maniscus tear?

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

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How do you differentiate between a lateral calateral ligament sprain or a maniscus tear?

How do you differentiate between a lateral calateral ligament sprain or a maniscus tear?

See below: The physical exam findings are beyond our allowed 400 characters but suffice it to say that there are specific findings that differentiate the two. Any physical diagnosis text will describe the differences. Mri is becoming more and more routine as well. ...Read more

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Do they grade lateral ligament sprain in knee?

Do they grade lateral ligament sprain in knee?

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

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Collateral ligament sprain. What is treatment?

Collateral ligament sprain. What is treatment?

Which ligament?: There is a collateral ligament in the elbow, and also in the knee. Initial treatment might include bracing and nsaids. ...Read more

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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

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What to do for pain after removal of plaster of knee ligament sprain?

What to do for pain after removal of plaster of knee ligament sprain?

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

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How long does it take to recover from a posterior cruciate ligament sprain?

How long does it take to recover from a posterior cruciate ligament sprain?

Usually 3 months: If the ligament is incompletely torn it usually heals in 2-3 months. Complete tears or grade 3 sprains may require reconstruction. Functional instability is the determining reason for surgery. ...Read more

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How long does it take for swelling to go down after a scapho-lunate ligament sprain?

How long does it take for swelling to go down after a scapho-lunate ligament sprain?

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

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What's the difference between a lateral calateral ligament sprain and a meniscus tear?

What's the difference between a lateral calateral ligament sprain and a meniscus tear?

Ligament: The lateral collaterals are the ligaments that support the bones. The meniscus is the actual joint surface called cartilage. ...Read more

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Could you please help me with a question regarding anterior talofibular ligament sprain?

See below: It usually occurs from a traumatic injury.
It will usually respond to conservative care and immobilization, but may need surgery. ...Read more

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How to diffentiate between muscle sprain n ligament sprain?

The difference.: Muscle strain will result in painful muscles to the touch and with movement of your joints. Ligament sprains result from trauma to a joint, and can be painful when manually stressed. ...Read more

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Walking smart on a foot ligament sprain?

Walking smart on a foot ligament sprain?

Common sense: If it hurts don't do it. It depends on the degree of injury. If not severe, walking using a shoe with good support should be okay. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a ligament sprain/pull/bruise to heal?

How long does it take for a ligament sprain/pull/bruise to heal?

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

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If I have a bad ligament sprain in my foot, are there any exercises to do?

If I have a bad ligament sprain in my foot, are there any exercises to do?

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

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How can you get a medial ligament sprain, what sport or movement does this?

Sprain: I assume you mean the medial ligaments of the ankle. These ligaments can get sprained in almost any sport when a forceful stress twists the ankle. ...Read more

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What are the types of exercises done for medial collateral ligament sprain? Can it heal with physical therapy alone?

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

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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?

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?

More info needed: Your doc can determine if you have persistant tendonitis, vs joint pain as in a frozen shoulder syndrome. Treatment is different for each. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Had ligament sprain in my knee about 4 months ago and am feeling severe pain. Are there any other treatments besides surgery?

Had ligament sprain in my knee about 4 months ago and am feeling severe pain. Are there any other treatments besides surgery?

Sure: There is always other treatment options, it really depends on what ligament is injured and what you are trying to get back to doing. You should seek out a sports medicine specialist and find out what is still causing the pain and then decide on the best treatment option. ...Read more

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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 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.

These: Go hand in hand. The Sciatica has resulted in weaker muscles in the buttock and leg resulting in stress at the sacroiliac joint ligaments. You need treatments that are tailored to treat both the sciatica and work on tightening the ligaments around the SI joint. ...Read more

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I have ankle ligament sprain, I twisted my ankle one year ago. X-ray on the day of injury was ok, no fracture?

I have ankle ligament sprain, I twisted my ankle one year ago. X-ray on the day of injury was ok, no fracture?

Possible fracture.: Initial x-rays may be negative if there was a small hairline fracture. Follow up x-rays may show this as the body is healing an laying down bone callus in the reparative process. ...Read more

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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

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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?

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

Dr. Corey Clay
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Ligament Sprain (Definition)

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


Dr. Payam Rafat
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Sprain (Definition)

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