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Is A Torn Ligament A Sprain Of Median Collateral Ligament
Pain Persists: When you sprain a joint, your injury exceeds the tissues which hold the joint together, so the joint opens and closes in painful ways, the attachment of the ligament to the bone is tender, the muscles in the area develop knots and painful tightness to compensate the joint. A soft tissue examination with an experienced physician or physical therapist is recommended. Prolotherapy is curative. ...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
See your doctor: He/she will be able to tell by examining you. ...Read more
See your doc: Unless you are trained it would be difficult for you to determine if there is a problem. Recommend you see your doc so it can be evaluated. ...Read more
What happens to an 8 month old medial collateral ligament tear that I haven't had fixed, is there any need to at this point?
I sprained my wrist 9 weeks ago and I am still in the same amount of pain. I can use it a lite with tons of pain. Could I have a torn ligament?
Yes: 'sprained wrists' can be tricky. If you are still having significant pain 9 wks.After your injury then see an orthopedist, preferably one w/ hand sub specialty training.Some 'wrist sprains' turn out to be scaphoid fractures, scapholunate ligament injuries , tfcc tears and other serious injuries. Best of luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
This may depend on : the finger involved and as to exactly what specific type of injury that was sustained. The most common type of splinting for simple injuries is buddy taping where one finger is taped to the adjacent one for stability but still allow for range of motion to avoid stiffness. See you doctor for an opinion. ...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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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.?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Ankle sprain 9 months back. Pain on weight bearing after 10 minutes despite continuous physiotherapy & bracing. MRI says 1 torn ligament with 1 partial torn ligament?
I have been given crutches for a grade 2 ankle sprain, with a partial ligament tear. How long should I be on crutches? When do I need to weight bare?
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
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
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