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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

Dr. Richard Jay
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Ligament Tear (Definition)

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


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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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Could torn ligaments affect muscle growth?

Could torn ligaments affect muscle growth?

Not really: Ligaments connect bones to one another. Tendons are what attach your muscles to the bones. So there really is no correlation between a ligament tear and muscle growth. ...Read more

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What are signs of torn ligaments/tendons in the ankle?

What are signs of torn ligaments/tendons in the ankle?

Depends on ligament: Ankle ligament rupture if chronic typically has instability and "giving way" as it's main symptom, this is the same for subtler instability. Midfoot ligament rupture is usually represented by pain an the 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

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I have weake ankles. I have had loads of sprains, broken 1 and torn ligaments in another. What can ido to make them stronger?

I have weake ankles. I have had loads of sprains, broken 1 and torn ligaments in another. What can ido to make them stronger?

BAPS: I would recommend physical therapy and baps exercises. This stands for balance and proprioception. Go and buy a wobble board and start working with that. Otherwise there are some theraband exercises that pt can teach you (maybe you can find them on google). ...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 . ...Read more

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How do I treat torn ligaments in right arm?

See your doc: Treating torn ligaments on your own without professional advice from your primary care physician and/or a physiotherapist could lead to worse problems. ...Read more

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Do torn ligaments in the knee ever heal on there own?

Depends: Depending on the degree of injury, mild ligament strains can heal with time. However, if they are torn, then typically these ligaments heal with more scar rather than ligament tissue. ...Read more

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Can a broken knuckle also cause torn ligaments/tendons?

Can a broken knuckle also cause torn ligaments/tendons?

Yes: An injury can cause damage to the ligaments, tendons and bones at the time of trauma. ...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