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What Is Lax Ligaments
Synonymous w/ loose: Lax is short for laxity. Lax ligaments are describing ligaments that are loose and have increased laxity. There is a spectrum of laxity that is normal within all joints. Some people are looser or tighter than others. If one has no symptoms or limitations, no treatment or remedy is warranted. If pain or instability is present, the increased laxity is said to be abnormal (pathologic or patholaxity). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ligaments are soft tissue structures that support and protect the joints in the body. One of the ways ligaments do this is by restricting the range of motion a certain joint will have, thereby protecting them from injury. When ligaments are "lax", they do not restrict the range of motion of a joint putting the joint at increased risk of injury; for example a sprain of the ...Read more
I have been told I have lax ligaments but its causing a lot of pain I am having hydrotherapy just wondering what i could do to stop hurting so much?
Reevaluate: Lax ligaments can be a genetic condition but more commonly it is a post traumatic condition in one or two areas. Hydrotherapy should not cause pain. Please consult with a rehabilitation physician familiar with hydrotherapy and other techniques for trauma and pain. Ibuprofen works best for bone and joint, not ligament problems. ...Read more
Yesterday I was doing push ups and moved wrong my shoulder cracked and popped and I was in pain if anything touches it including my shirt it hurts and now if I move my arm I get painful grinding and popping noises I have problems with lax ligaments and my
Is there a link betw thin fingernails, sores above upper lip for years despite balm & screen, & lax ligaments? I live on m&m's and beer. Poor diet?
Memory flashes suggest i was sexually abused as a kid. If true, could it have caused lax ligaments in si joints/pelvis? Sacrum slips in/out of place.
Here are some...: Clinically, it is very unlikely based on what described. But, we need to realize & accept: Life is a one-way street of accumulation, modification, & continuation. So, do something within our control now, that is, healthy lifestyle, and stop worrying something beyond our control, that is, the personal past. To explore more so to live on better, go to http://www.formefirst.com/onLifeBasics.html. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Physical therapy may: Ligaments are static stabilizers of joints. Muscles that cross a joint work as dynamic stabilizers. A goal of physical therapy is to help patients with joint laxity (loose ligaments and inefficient static stabilizers) improve their dynamic stability by improving the strength, endurance, and efficiency or reaction time and overall coordination to enable patients to avoid joint instability events. ...Read more
Follow your docs --: Advise fully. Generally the ligaments gradually tighten as one grows older; pt to be done as advised ; supplemented with home exercises plan to be carried out without fail. All these activities are helpful due to increased strength in the muscles, so as to counter the effects of the laxity of the ligaments. Any episodes of dislocations/subluxations should be promptly reported to your orthopod. ...Read more
See below: Ligaments are soft tissue structures that support and protect the joints in the body. One of the ways ligaments do this is by restricting the range of motion a certain joint will have, thereby protecting them from injury. When ligaments are "lax", they do not restrict the range of motion of a joint putting the joint at increased risk of injury; for example a sprain of the ankle due to laxity. ...Read more
There is no CURE for: It. With age it does get less and less, slowly. Keeping stronger muscles with regular exercises will help to control things. See your orthopod for any specific problems, as in severe situations some of the joints might need to be fused, to optimize the function. Good luck and happy holidays. ...Read more
Loose ligament: Laxity is an orthopaedic term for looseness. Normally, ligaments don't really stretch much. If a ligament gets partially torn, it can be functionally lengthened which can make a joint unstable. Some people have more lax ligaments than others. If there are no symptoms of instability, no worries! ...Read more
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Muscle strengthening: Muscles are dynamic stabilizers of joints in motion. The strength and firing patterns of muscles can be optimzed through exercise (physical therapy) which may help to compensate for loose ligaments. This is the usual 1st line approach in a patient with symptoms of joint laxity. Only if this fails should surgical intervention be considered to tighten "loose" ligaments. ...Read more