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Iliolumbar ligament broken. How would I go about treating this?

Iliolumbar ligament broken. How would I go about treating this?

Stabilization: Most people do well with core strengthening- to help the muscles compensate for the loose ligament. To supplement this, acupuncture can help reduce any associated pain. Prolotherapy could be very helpful, along with the strengthening, but is not covered by insurance. ...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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Which would be a effective treatment for calcification of the left iliolumbar ligament?

Which would be a effective treatment for calcification of the left iliolumbar ligament?

Physical therapy: Physical therapy is a good option used to help restore normal function and decrease pain associated back pain. This may include stretching, strengthening weak muscles, use of heat/ice, as well as education to help prevent the recurrence of pain. ...Read more

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Can a torn ligament heal?

Can a torn ligament heal?

Yes: Soft tissues like ligaments can heal on their own, usually in 3-6 weeks, however they may need to be immobilized or protected while healing and rehabilitated after healing. ...Read more

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What makes a torn ligament better?

What makes a torn ligament better?

Depends: Some ligaments will heal on their own but others will need a surgical correction. Discuss your injury with an orthopedic surgeon to determine this. ...Read more

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How should I treat a torn ligament?

How should I treat a torn ligament?

Ligament dependent: Not all ligaments or degrees of ligament injury are treated the same. Some ligament injuries require simple supportive care (rest, ice, compression, elevation- rice). Others may benefit from a course of bracing. Still others may mandate surgical repair or reconstruction. Pending initial evaluation by a qualified healthcare provider, rice combined with immobilization is a safe plan of action. ...Read more

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How to make a torn ligament better?

How to make a torn ligament better?

Rest, brace: Most torn ligaments that do not require surgery are treated with resting the ligaments and nearby joint combined with a period of immobilization- a cast or brace. Rehab exercises once the ligaments have stabilized can also promote recovery. Occasionally, regenerative injections such as prolotherapy or platelet-rich plasma injections can be used to stimulate healing. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a torn ligament?

Depends: On what ligament is torn. If it is in the knee, you could need reconstruction to delay arthritic changes ...Read more

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How can I know if I have a torn ligament?

How can I know if I have a torn ligament?

Rip torn: A ligament tear can be described as slight, partially torn and completely torn. The injury will probably show varying degrees of swelling, bruising and certainly pain. In the more severe tears there will be some degree of joint instability. Some type of imaging like X-ray or MRI, could make it easier to not only check for fracture but also verify the degree of injury. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a torn ligament?

Weakness, pain: Weakness, pain, swelling, bruising, instability, deformity....... Depending upon the degree and site. ...Read more

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What are some ways to treat a torn ligament?

Several ways: Immobilizing the ankle in a cast, splint or boot will allow the torn ligament to scar down over time. Ligaments normally take longer than bone to heal, around 3 months. Surgery is another option where the doctor will try to recreate the stability of the torn ligament (s). ...Read more

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Are torn ligaments able to heal on their own?

Are torn ligaments able to heal on their own?

Some do: Some ligaments such as the medial collateral ligament (mcl) of the knee and ankle ligaments can heal on their own. Other ligaments such as the anterior cruciate ligament (acl) of the knee does not have the capacity to heal. Surgical reconstruction is needed in carefully indicated patients. ...Read more

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How to know if I have torn ligament or worse?

How to know if I have torn ligament or worse?

Joint laxity by exam: Ligaments are actually static or passive restraints that connect bones at a joint. They also serve to help control and constrain or limit the range of joint motion. If a joint becomes loose or unstable and there is a sudden or subsequent increase in a range of motion, a ligament is presumed to be injured (sprained) or torn. A thorough examination of the joint will predictably make the diagnosis. ...Read more

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What can I do about a torn cruciate ligament?

What can I do about a torn cruciate ligament?

Depends: It really depends how active you are. If you're very athletic, you may want to see an orthopedic surgeon and have the ligament repaired. If you are not terribly athletic, physical therapy may be enough to help. ...Read more

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How long does a torn facet ligament take to heal?

How long does a torn facet ligament take to heal?

Hard to Say: You could consider prolotherapy as an option to help. Prolotherapy is well researched and offered treatment that has shown good success. The basic theory is to strengthen the ligaments around the facet joint and therefore reducing stress on the joint by tightening them up. Alternatively, platelet or stem cell therapy can be helpful as well. ...Read more

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What are some of the symptoms of a torn ligament?

Bruising: As well as pain, swelling, and instability. Some people have difficulty using the injured part as well. I mention bruising first because just from visual inspection, bruising tends to indicate that a ligament was torn or bone broken compared to just a sprain. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a torn ligament to heal?

DependsLocationSever: There is no fix period for torn ligaments. The healing period will vary based on the location of the ligament and the severity like if it is patial tear or complete and other co existing injuries, like cartileges and bones. And it also depends on the type of treatment like, rest, PT and any surgical intervention ...Read more

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I think I have a torn ligament. What are the symptoms?

I think I have a torn ligament. What are the symptoms?

Pain.: Pain and swelling near the tendon. If it is actually torn, there may be instability that your surgeon can detect on exam. ...Read more

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When should the pain from a torn ligament start to subside?

All torn up: Well, that would depend on the location of the ligament, the severity of the tear and what you are doing to help the ligament repair. ...Read more

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Any advice on what I should take to help a torn ligament heal?

Any advice on what I should take to help a torn ligament heal?

Healthy diet: There is no particular supplement or medication that has been shown to promote ligament healing. That being said, a healthy diet focused on lean and low fat protein sources, plenty of fruits and vegetables and sufficient amounts if water should put your body in the best environment to heal. ...Read more

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"can a torn outside ligament repair it self? I am told the" -- because it falls within my area of xpertise. I just need a few m "can a torn outside ligament repair it self? I am told the" -- because it falls within my area of expertise. I just need a few

I: I don't understand your entire question...But simply put, yes a torn outside ligament (known as a lateral collateral ligament or lcl) does have the potential capacity to repair itself, especially if it is an isolated injury. If associated with other ligament injuries, more instability is present leading to more unpredictable results. Regardless, adequate time and bracing as well as rehabilitation are needed for optimal healing. ...Read more

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How to know if I torn any of my knee ligaments?

How to know if I torn any of my knee ligaments?

Knee ligament tear: Immediate swelling, a sensation of instability/giving way, or feeling a sudden "pop" in the knee are all potential signs of a torn knee ligament. There are varying degrees of ligament tears (a tear is a "sprain") - from a "stretch" injury, to a partial tear to a complete tear. If you are having any of these symptoms you should seek out treatment from a board certified specialist. ...Read more

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How to know if I have torn the ligaments in my ankle?

TESTING: An actual tear usually requires a pretty memorable event. Trauma or injury? Torn ligaments are diagnosed through a good history and physical, x-rays including what are called stress x-rays, and maybe an MRI.
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Could my ankle be broken or have I just torn a couple of ligaments?

Could my ankle be broken or have I just torn a couple of ligaments?

X-rays: See a doctor to have x-rays done to see if there is a fracture. Mri is sometimes used to assess the soft tissues such as ligaments in a way that normal ankle x-rays cannot. ...Read more

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How to treat torn ligaments in your knee?

How to treat torn ligaments in your knee?

It depend what kind: Of injury and were it is located. Grade 1 up to grade 3.
Medial or lateral or inside the knee. Every one of them have different method of treatment
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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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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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How to know if I've torn my ACL ligament?

Examination by an: Orthopaedist is key. We can often tell by exam only. An MRI can be used to confirm the diagnosis. ...Read more

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What can be done for torn ligaments in shoulder?

Exercise or surgery: If you fail exercise you will need the ligament repaired arthroscopically. ...Read more

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Is a pulled ligament and a torn tendon the same?

No: They are different anatomical structures. Tendons are the part of the muscle that attach to the bones, the muscle portion is their "belly". Ligaments are soft tissue structures that can prevent tendons from bowstringing or help stabilize certain bones. ...Read more

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Is it possible not to have surgery on a torn ligament?

Depends: Ligament injuries are usually graded 1-3. Grade 1 means stretching or small microscopic tears of the ligament. Usually treated without surgery. Grade 2 are partial tears and are in the grey zone, may need surgery, may not. Grade 3 are complete tears and will typically need surgery to preserve joint stability. ...Read more

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Can I have a torn SL ligament even if mt MRI is normal?

Can I have a torn SL ligament even if mt MRI is normal?

Ligamentous tear: I assume you are talking about the scaphulolunate ligament in the wrist. An MRI is not absolute, but is usually pretty sensitive to pick up a ligamentous tear. A significant tear would result in instability of the wrist. I would continue to follow the guidance of your orthopedic surgeon and physical therapist regarding appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Please help! I have damaged/torn my anterior cruciate ligament?

Scope: If it has torn completely and you have instability, may need arthroscopic acl reconstruction, especially if you are an active individual. Many orthopaedic surgeons will have the swelling subside, might get the individual into pt to optimize range of motion, then rehab is also important after surgery. For a small # of people who are very inactive, they may opt for conservative treatment. ...Read more

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What surgeries are done to fix torn ligament completely separated?

Tendon separation: There are several types of surgery procedures to correct a torn ligament the goal is the same however, and that is to repair the ligament in order to obtain normal function without pain. Consultation with orthopedic specialists is advised to evaluate the situation to determine your options as to the types of surgery for repair. ...Read more

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What is the best way to stay healthy while healing a torn ligament?

Variable: Where is the ligament? Depends on what ligament is torn for activities. ...Read more

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Can we come back to weight training after recovered from ligament torn?

Can we come back to weight training after recovered from ligament torn?

Post Injury Exercise: Yes. But please do this at first with a physical therapist or other expert so that as you reenter this vital exercise you are doing it correctly and in a way that will lead to strength and not further injury. ...Read more

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Does anyone know how much glucosamine I should take to help heal a torn ligament?

Does anyone know how much glucosamine I should take to help heal a torn ligament?

Controversial: There is considerable debate over whether glucosamine works at all. I believe that it does help repair cartilage if taken at a dose of 1500 mg of glucosamine per day. The chondroitin probably does not help. There is almost no evidence that it helps torn ligaments. ...Read more

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What to do if I think a ligament is torn in wrist, what do you think and what dr to see?

Wrist: Seek an orthopedist. There is no way to diagnose this without seeing it. There is a time limit to successfully treating a torn ligament, so make sure to be seen soon. ...Read more