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Medicine For Ligament Tear
Confirmed ligament tear in my left knee. Using knee support. Please advice any medicines for faster recovery. No prominent pain luckily.
Which ligament?: Please provide more information; which ligament was torn? Mcl? Acl? There is no medicine that will help this heal but sometimes anti inflammatories are used initially to help with pain and inflammation. But if you have no pain I would not recommend taking any medication. Please provide more details. ...Read more
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
It has been 4 months since my ankle twisted. Doctors said it's ligament tear and gave medicines but nothing happened. I still can't walk. Help?
Bone-bone connection: 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 of the tissue integrity. ...Read more
It depends: What ligament is involved, severity of the tear (small partial tear, high-grade tear or full tear), risks of further injury- these are all questions that should be asked and answered. Finally, now does exercise affect the involved ligament? For example, one can often ride a bike with a grade I medial collateral ligament tear of the knee as way to maintain cardio and rehab the knee. ...Read more
Yes, depends: Depends on the extent of injury. Your orthopedic surgeon is the best guide. You always can get second opinion. ...Read more
Give it time:
For an acute ligament tear, healing time can be 4-6 weeks depending on various factors. I would use a brace, compression, consider physical therapy and look for slow improvement the whole time.
I would give it 6 months before you decide on surgery. Look for pain, swelling and ankle instability as key signs ligament not healed. Mri can be diagnostic to see for sure. ...Read more
Pain, clicking: The annular ligament is a ligament on the outside of the elbow. It can be injured, and this most commonly occurs after a fall or a twisting injury to the arm. It usually causes pain and sometimes a clicking sensation when the arm is rotated from pronation to supination. Thank you for the question. ...Read more
Depends: If only partial, then time should heal things with a minor injury in bout a month and a moderate injury in about two. Maintain motion but avoid stresses. Once pain is down work on strength and coordination. If no response, get it checked again. ...Read more
I have a sl ligament tear. If I don't have surgery what would happen to my wrist. I am a hairstylist.?
Yes: Partial (small) tears of the posterior cruciate ligament (pcl) can heal, especially if initially recognized and treated appropriately. Bracing that supports the knee in a reduced position works best. Avoidance of certain PCL stressing exercises is also indicated during early healing. ...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?
Depends: It depends on whether it has healed and your knee is stable. ...Read more
When I stretch my right side under the ribs hurts. It only hurts when I body stretch. Do you think the cause of it is ligament tear?
Your abdominals-: -attach there so a repairing small strain may be the issue, take some OTC NSAIDS! If you are able 2.ice after workouts. Also could be a costrochondral strain they are joints and can be strained. Treat the same. No improvement see an orthopedist or your PCP. Not many ligaments in the area. ...Read more
Follow the recommen-: -dations of your surgeon, they all have post op protocols that need to be followed to the"T". ...Read more
Yes (to an extent): Any surgery will cause post-operative pain. There will also be discomfort with the therapy that is required after the procedure. Different patients have different pain thresholds, but usually, the pain post-operatively isn't so bad (from the feedback I've gotten from my patients who have had the surgery). ...Read more