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Torn Ligament Foot
Depends on which one: Is it, how badly is it torn. Generally it'll take about 8-12 weeks. Discuss it with your surgeon, as he can provide you with precise information. ...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 would be better: If you specified which ligament. One of the reasons for a delay in improvement is the fact we walk on feet and use them when walking. This may cause delayed healing. There is a possibility of an occult or hidden injury as well. ...Read more
I have a torn ligament in my foot on top of the ankle joint. How should I walk? Do i bend the ankle or keep it straight while taking a step?
Shouldn't be walking: If you have a torn ligament then your foot should be in a brace or a cast until you are seen by an orthopedic surgeon. Keep the foot at a 90 degree angle constantly gives it a better chance of holding together and healing. This cannot be accomplished without some external structure. ...Read more
Is it better for a basketball player with torn ligaments in foot to get surgery or let heal naturally?
I you have already torn ligaments in your foot and then injure the same foot again and it doesn't swell what does that mean?
I have a herniated disc in L4 L5 and S1. (5yrs) I now have neurogenic atrophy. It only occurred after I had a walking cast on for 10 weeks. (Torn anterior ligament RT foot) Did isolating my leg in the cast trigger the atrophy? It's been going on for 7 mon
Atropy: A herniated disc at the levels l4-5 and L5-s1 can produce atropy in the muscles that those nerves supply. Typically in the anterior compartment of the lower leg and small muscles in the feet. 10 weeks of immobilization is quite a long time and was probably a factor in the atropy. ...Read more
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