Doctor insights on:
Torn Ligament Tendon
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
Depends on ligament: Ankle ligament rupture if chronic typically has instability and "giving way" as its main symptom, this is the same for subtler instability. Midfoot ligament rupture is usually represented by pain an medial side with a flat foot deformity. This represents either rupture of the ligament keeping the arch up or the junction of the hind foot and midfoot. It could also be represented by pain! ...Read more
Generally no: There issues are very likely to cause pain, instability or locking or any combination of the three. ...Read more
Yes: An injury can cause damage to the ligaments, tendons and bones at the time of trauma. ...Read more
I have torn ligaments/tendons in my ankle. Pt has shown some improvment, but I'm still in pain. Is surgery my only option left? Thanks
Ligaments: Ligaments go from bone to bone — usually short distance. Ligaments are usually not expendable. Tendons can be split, transferred and moved to substitute for damaged ligaments. ...Read more
How long does it take for a torn ligament or tendon to heal in the upper to middle of the back? Bad motorcycle accident on 8/17/2013. Hit by trooper!
Months: It can take a long time to heal torn ligaments, especially in areas like the back that you really can't give full rest to. Think of football players that get turf-toe and it bothers them the entire season — it's very similar. I would highly recommend physical therapy if not doing it. Can help you with alternative ways to sit/move/lie to reduce stress on that area of back. ...Read more
Torn muscle: Healing depends on degree of trauma, type of muscle, location of joints, age, and degree of rest. Like wise so many variable. Some doesn't heal at all without surgical treatment. ...Read more
Repair tendons: You can always repair your tendons and ligaments but the effectiveness will depend on where they are located and if the local muscles are still functioning. ...Read more
See apodiatrist: You need an evaluation and treatment for your foot. ...Read more
See a doctor: You will get a proper evaluation and a diagnosis can be made. Sometimes further testing is necessary. Is range of motion limited or very painful? These are often noted, however, a tear is not necessarily present with these symptoms. ...Read more
I had surgery for a broken wrist and torn ligaments or tendons about 6 wks ago. I can't turn a door knob. How long will it take to get better?
Varies: It varies quite a bit. Typically, would at best be in the 8-12 week range. Make sure you follow up and follow the instructions of your surgeon, it would seem a little early to be doing things like turning a door knob at this point. Make sure you are being compliant. Your surgeon will be able to tell you more about your specific case. ...Read more
My boyfriend has torn ligaments and tendons. His dr is referring him to a surgeon. What's the normal surgery for this?
Orthopedist: I assume that he is being sent to an orthopedist. The answer to your question all depends on how much damage was done. ...Read more
Depends: They may be able to decrease some discomfort, but full tears often of tendons or ligaments usually require surgical repair. Partial or microscopic tears may benefit from massaging the area and stimulating blood flow. ...Read more
Let me help:
Treatment of minor injury of those in general is by splinting or casting.
Major injury in general need surgical treatment. ...Read more
How long should i be on crutches for 3 partially torn ligaments & a slipped tendon in my ankle. My mum wants me off in 3 days but im in agony?
When the doctor : Says okay is whe it's okay, walking too soon can cause further damage. ...Read more
How long might one be in a boot for torn/pulled ligaments or tendon in front of ankle. Just curious how long id be In one if orthopedic gave me one?
If you rest less : Variable time but may be from 4 to 8 weeks. ...Read more
My wrist has torn tendons, torn ligaments, subluxing ECU tendon w tear & ganglion cyst. As well as tenosynovitis + tendinosis. What can be done
All can be treated: All your conditions can be treated by an orthopedic doctor. So I suggest you make an apt with an orthopedic doctor if not already done ...Read more
I heard a pop in my knee, could I have torn something? Ligament or tendon, but is it possible to tear something, such as your acl, without feeling severe pain and not have any swelling?
Unlikely: If you do not experience pain, locking or instability after the "pop" then it is not an issue. ...Read more
I fell 6weeks ago heard a pop in my ankle. I am still experiencing burning pain down the side of my leg and knee pain. I have been wearing an "air walking boot", could I have torn a ligament or tendon? I am still experiencing a lot of pain and still cann
How long should i be on crutches for 3 torn ligaments and subluxation (slipped tendon) in my ankle?
Could an ankle boot help heal torn/pulled tendons or ligaments? It's been four months but won't heal. Little things like bending down/stairs reinjure
What is the best way to I increase ankle strength. I have sprained and strained and torn muscles and ligaments and tendons so often they won't rebuild?
Rebuild : I would see a physical therapist that specializes in sports injuries and they will come up with a regimen plan for you to strengthen your ankles, keep in mind when you have an injury to a ligament and there are many around the ankle they do not heal with the same strength do to scar tissue formation that is not as strong as the original ligament. ...Read more
What is worse: an ankle sprain, tendon tear or ligament tear? I can't walk after 2 weeks on "sprained ankle" and am scared of diagnosis
See your doctor: An ankle sprain is graded on severity and symptoms. The inability to walk two weeks after an ankle sprain is concerning. Even in mild sprains, you do tear part of the ligament. In more severe sprains, more of the ligament is torn. It's possible you could have injured more than one ligament, the cartilage, or the bone which is not allowing you to walk. I recommend you see your doctor right away ...Read more
Random intermittent foot pain, right side. Starts at ankle and radiates to top of foot when I walk, I can't put weight on it. Tendon or ligament tear?
Pain: If intermittent unlikely to be either/ see afoot specialist or your doctor. ...Read more
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