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Foot ligament injured since 29dys ago for 15dys rice treatment but still 10% swelling is there. Wat to do & when should I start my wrestling practice?

Foot ligament injured since 29dys ago for 15dys rice treatment but still 10% swelling is there. Wat to do & when should I start my wrestling practice?

Ligament sprain: You should only start practicing once you're pain and symptom free. If the swelling persists whereas other symptoms are absent, you can try to elevate you foot and use a compression stocking or an ace wrap. You should be able to resume normal daily activity and some strengthening exercises such as range of motion exercises. Also, make sure you use footwear that is protective. ...Read more

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


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Why does your foot hurt when going upstairs if you have ligament torn? What treatment would you recommend? I have have my foot wrapped by podaristist

Why does your foot hurt when going upstairs if you have ligament torn? What treatment would you recommend? I have have my foot wrapped by podaristist

Which ligament?: Likely, if there is pain, it is because the ligament in question is being stressed when going up the stairs. Ideally, you want it to be under "zero tension". Cam walker boots are usually excellent at achieving this goal. Wrappings, bracing etc are also all viable alternatives. If your still feeling pain though you may need a better form of immobilization. ...Read more

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If a ruptured ligament and a torn ligament in the ankle are never immobilized during treatment can they heal properly?

If a ruptured ligament and a torn ligament in the ankle are never immobilized during treatment can they heal properly?

Possible but. ..: It's possible but the extent of the injury would determine how well or not things will heal without immobilization. Was there an MRI to confirm the rupture? ...Read more

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Sir I got foot ligament injured after 15days I started walking but there is 25%swelling but no pain should I continue walking? And any help to cure

Sir I got foot ligament injured after 15days I started walking but there is 25%swelling but no pain should I continue walking? And any help to cure

Ligament sprain: If your function is back to normal, keep on walking. Try to keep your foot elevated when you're sitting especially. At night you may put a small pillow under your foot. Using a compression stocking may also help. The swelling should resolve soon. ...Read more

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I have pain on top of foot, assuming a ligament strain like a had a year ago from overuse. I don't know the best treatment for this?

I have pain on top of foot, assuming a ligament strain like a had a year ago from overuse. I don't know the best treatment for this?

Get re-evaluated: Pain could be as a result of many different things. One would need to do a thorough history and physical exam and possibly some laboratory and radiology exams to determine the exact cause. Have it re-evaluated. Treatment depends on the exact cause of the problem. ...Read more

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What exactly is the treatment for an ankle ligament injury?

What exactly is the treatment for an ankle ligament injury?

Several things: Depending on the severity it usually requires a brace, physical therapy for rehab. ...Read more

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What exactly is the treatment for the treatment for cruciate ankle (atfl) ligament injury? I got this about 8-10 months ago.

Ankle sprain: Tear of that ligament is the definition of ankle sprain. Rest, icing, compressing wraps or bracing, and elevating ankle. Taking nsaids like advil (ibuprofen) or Motrin as directed by the manufacturer to help. If clicking or feeling of ripping or instability, get it checked out by a doctor for possible bracing or physical therapy. Hope this was helpful! ...Read more

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What ligament is at or along the round inner ankle bone? Pain there can be felt n walk n doc said it's ligament problem. Any treatment to resolve?

What ligament is at or along the round inner ankle bone? Pain there can be felt n walk n doc said it's ligament problem. Any treatment to resolve?

There are 4: Ligaments that comprise this region. There are other anatomical structures in this region that may be causing your pain. Tarsal tunnel syndrome, posterr tibial tendonitis, sinus tarsi syndrome to name a few. What treatments have been given to date? What are your exact symptoms, when does it hurt etc. Did you have an mri? ...Read more

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I have a bone chip fracture right ankle with history of ligament damage. I have to see an ortho surgeon. What should I expect in regards to treatment?

I have a bone chip fracture right ankle with history of ligament damage. I have to see an ortho surgeon. What should I expect in regards to treatment?

It all depends....: Did this just happen? If it's an old injury and it was just found on an x-ray then nothing may have to be done. If this is a new injury, a lot depends on your exam and your x-rays, your age, activity level, medical problems (like diabetes, etc). If its a stable injury a protective boot or walking cast for a few weeks, if it's unstable and/or the ankle structure is disrupted you may need surgery. ...Read more

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What can I do to stay fit if I have a foot ligament injury?

What can I do to stay fit if I have a foot ligament injury?

See below: You can do upper body exercise and lower body leg work that does not require pressure on the foot. ...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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What are the treatments if my tendons and/or ligaments in my heel are too short, causing me chronic foot and ankle pain?

What are the treatments if my tendons and/or ligaments in my heel are too short, causing me chronic foot and ankle pain?

Tendons: The real question is why are your tendons short. The condition treatment may be as simple as physical therapy all the way to surgical options. You need a full work up to figure it out. Muscle-tendon problems can involve the nerve system as well as the mechanics of the joints and some conditions get worse and some are static. Get a full evaluation. ...Read more

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Can I take Alleve as anti-inflammatory for my foot ligament strain plus Tylenol for pain at same time? I also have diclophenac script I have on hand in case of back pain 75mg and could take that if you think that is better. Can I still take Tylenol?

Can I take Alleve as anti-inflammatory for my foot ligament strain plus Tylenol for pain at same time? I also have diclophenac script I have on hand in case of back pain 75mg and could take that if you think that is better. Can I still take Tylenol?

Yes: You can take Alleve (a "NSAID") with TYLENOL (acetaminophen) since the two are unrelated. There is no advantage to diclophenac over Alleve and its a lot more expensive. BTW DO NOT "mix" diclophenac and Alleve!!!!
Hope this helps! \
Dr Z ...Read more

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What physical therapy is required for 2 ruptured ligaments in ankle?

What physical therapy is required for 2 ruptured ligaments in ankle?

Consult PT: It would be hard to answer this question w/out knowing what ligaments are involved. Your best point of reference would be to consult a physical therapist. There are a lot of internet resources that can be used, but beware of picking a wrong treatment plan, since you may have a complex problem that on line sources will be unlikely to address. ...Read more

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I hv ankle pain bcoz of ligament broken and doctor said go for surgery but surgery is very expensive. Any other treatmetnt to heal or fix ligament?

I hv ankle pain bcoz of ligament broken and doctor said go for surgery but surgery is very expensive. Any other treatmetnt to heal or fix ligament?

Depends: Depends on which ligaments are involved around the ankle. Typically, the lateral ankle ligaments are injured with an inversion ankle sprain. These ligaments will often heal without surgery using immobilization and possibly some physical therapy. If you are left with instability or chronic pain after the ligaments have healed, surgery could be done at that time. ...Read more

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4 weeks ago I fell and tore ligaments in both my left knee and ankle. Having two injuries on the same leg, what physical therapy exercises can I do?

4 weeks ago I fell and tore ligaments in both my left knee and ankle. Having two injuries on the same leg, what physical therapy exercises can I do?

See details: Without being able to examine the areas, it is impossible to offer specific advise. You should direct this question to the doctor who evaluated the knee and ankle. ...Read more

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What is the cure for torn ligaments in your foot?

What is the cure for torn ligaments in your foot?

Allow them a: Chance to heal, wearing a brace or cam walker boot, if they can't heal properly, surgical intervention. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for torn knee ligaments?

What is the treatment for torn knee ligaments?

Depends: Part of that depends on which ligaments were torn, and if it is a full or partial tear, how active you are and what age...You definitely need an orthopedic evaluation to determine that. Surgery or rehabilitation will depend on the physical findings also. ...Read more

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Which is the best treatment for torn anterior cruciate ligament (acl)?

Which is the best treatment for torn anterior cruciate ligament (acl)?

Reconstruction: Treatment of torn ACL depends on patient age, activity level and expectations. High level athletes who are engaged in pivoting, cutting sports (soccer, football, basketball) have a greater change to return to their prior of level of activity with reconstruction. For patients who are lower demand, a trial of hamstring strengthening program and bracing may be reasonable. ...Read more

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I've been diagnosed with torn cartilage torn ligament and a syst in my knee what is the treatment?

I've been diagnosed with torn cartilage torn ligament and a syst in my knee what is the treatment?

Knee: Evaluation and treatment by competent surgereon. Sometimes bracing and physical therapy is first step. Also we talking meniscus? Which ligaments? Anterior cruciate worst (sports). There is medial, lateral and posterior ligaments. These plus muscles hold knee together. Meniscus is your cushion. But if torn, not all cases need surgery. Who made this diagnosis. See orthopedic surgeon for answers. ...Read more

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Treatment for torn meniscus and partial torn lateral collateral ligament in left knee diagnosed by MRI scan?

Treatment for torn meniscus and partial torn lateral collateral ligament in left knee diagnosed by MRI scan?

Depends: The treatment depends on your exam and symptoms but most meniscal tears are well treated by arthroscopic partial menisectomy while the partial lcl tear probably requires bracing and rehab. Again this is predicated by your exam and not the mri. ...Read more

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Bad hip pain MRI revealed torn ligament MD said imposable unless dislocated no treatment I stayed off it for two weeks better but have a painful pop?

Bad hip pain MRI revealed torn ligament MD said imposable unless dislocated no treatment I stayed off it for two weeks better but have a painful pop?

Larbal tear.: It could be a labral tear. Hip MRI's are not that easy to read. See an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in hip arthroscopy, for an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more