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Torn Ligaments During Pregnancy
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more
Does round ligament pain happen throughout pregnancy, or only during the second trimester? Does it stop in third trimester?
Round ligament pain: There are chances that when your uterus moves higher in your abdomen, the pain might get better. ...Read more
6 days post ankle sprain, my foot ankle and bottom of leg go numb. Especially if I stand on it for a whilst. No fracture or torn ligaments only sprain?
Ankle Sprain: An ankle sprain is really a misnomer in that there are typically ligaments torn (partially or fully) around the ankle. The tearing from those ligaments may cause swelling (mild to severe) and the swelling may impinge on the surrounding skin nerves. This may be causing the numbness, especially when standing because fluid naturally builds up lower with gravity. Hope this helps, good luck! ...Read more
"could uterine ligaments stretch to a breaking point, if a uterine fibroid was growing under it during pregnancy?
Does relaxin loosen all muscles / ligaments and bones in body during pregnancy as well as the pelvic area? Thanks
Yes: Though of course it is evolutionarily programmed to help you through childbirth by working specifically on the pelvic ligaments. However, you are probably at increased risk for sprains etc. During this time period, both for this reason and because your balance may be somewhat off. So be careful! I would certainly avoid backbends specifically and use extra care in any exercise regimen. ...Read more
20 weeks more: Cheer up. You're half way there. Things keep stretching. ...Read more
I had an 11.2 lb baby 4 years ago and recently I have had round ligament type pains on both sides (more dominant on the right side). Is this common this far out from pregnancy?
Not related to past: The pain you are having now may be in the same location as what you remember being told was round ligament pain during pregnancy, but pain 4 years later when you presumably aren't pregnant is not round ligament pain. See your doctor for evaluation of other causes for pelvic pain. ...Read more
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
Immediately RICE: R-rest, i-ice, c-compression, e-elevation is a good initial step in most musculoskeletal injuries. Your question covers a broad array of injuries from common strains/sprains which may just require a little activity modification to torn ligaments/ tendons that may ultimately need surgery. If an injury involving a joint is unstable, has significant swelling or prevents weight bearing see a doctor. ...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
Grade 3 torn ligaments lateral sprain - on aircast for 3wks how much longer do I need to be on it? Do I need a regular sprain bandage after its off?
2-4 wks: I assume you sprained your ankle. Grade 3 tears are complete tears they need additional time to heal. You need to be monitored by aphysician, probably an orthopedic surgeon. You will need some rehab afterwards as well. ...Read more
How exactly is an isolated webr b fx described if there is any partially torn ligaments or other soft tissue injury is it still called an isolated fx?
Ankle fracture: Ankle fractures can be classified many ways. The danes-weber classification is one, another is lauge-hansen, etc. Another way is by addressing the number of fractures (unimalleolar, no malleolar etc) or the number of fractures with apparent ligament tears due to displacement of the joint space (bi mal equivalent, trimal equivalent). ...Read more
Torn ligaments in knees. Some instability now at age 34. What happens when I'm old? Keeping it in check w/ exercise now. Is surgery better in longrun?
Depends on ligaments:
Instabilities can b from acl, pcl, mcl, ; lcl. Or any combination. All can lead 2 many forms of instability. C a knee specialist 4 evaluation. Find out what ur instability is ; follow his/her advice.
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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?
See surgeon: If the ligaments are truly torn, see an orthopedic surgeon or neurosurgeon. ...Read more
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
Yes: An injury can cause damage to the ligaments, tendons and bones at the time of trauma. ...Read more
Usually no: To have fracture or torn ligament in the wrist usually need some kind of injury and cause swelling. ...Read more
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?
Means: Just what you said you injured it but no swelling. It still may show up but if injury is to same spot get it checked. ...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