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What are lax ligaments?

What are 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 more

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Dr. Laurence Badgley
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Ligament Laxity (Definition)

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


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Is scoliosis caused by lax ligaments?

Is scoliosis caused by lax ligaments?

No real cause: Most common scoliosis called idiopathic... No cause identified. There are other types of scoliosis caused by neuro-muscular disease or from traumatic injury ...Read more

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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?

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

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Hypermobile spine can that cause lax ligaments in hips?

Hypermobile spine can that cause lax ligaments in hips?

Yes and no: The ligament issue on the spine will not directly affect ligament issues in the hips, but ligamentous laxity is usually a systemic condition and as such can affect the hips, spine, and other joints. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Poor diet: A poor diet can cause the symptoms you describe. Fresh fruits and vegetables, and a good source of lean protein are essential to a healthy diet. It doesn't hurt to add a multivitamin, but don't rely on vitamins to fix problems with your diet. ...Read more

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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.

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 more

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Is ligament laxity a disease?

Is ligament laxity a disease?

Yes or no: Ligament laxity can be a manifestation of a disease (usually hereditary) but most often, it is just the way you are made. Some people are loose-jointed and some are naturally stiff. ...Read more

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Is there any way to cure ligament laxity?

Is there any way to cure ligament laxity?

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

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Is there any way to help ligament laxity?

Is there any way to  help ligament laxity?

Exercise: Probably the best things would be to strengthen the muscles in the surrounding area of the joint with the laxity. Also, you can wear a splint, or have the affected area taped to provide additional support. ...Read more

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What exercises make ligament laxity better ?

Ligaments: There is not an exercise to help with ligament laxity, though exercise helps to strengthen the muscles around the joint that is typically stabilized by those ligaments. This helps recreate that lost stability. ...Read more

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I need some tips on dealing with ligament laxity?

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

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What is the definition or description of: Ligament laxity?

What is the definition or description of: Ligament laxity?

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

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I need to know if there is any way to "cure" or help ligament laxity?

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

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What is lateral collateral ligament laxity?

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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How Is Ligament Laxity In The Shoulder Fixed?

It can B fixed-: - the procedure depends on the type of instability U have. Different procedure for multi-directional instability that 4 instability in 1 direction. ...Read more

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I have a mild ligament laxity, could this be eds?

I have a mild ligament laxity, could this be eds?

Las Vegas Gambler?: Ligamentous laxitity can be simple hypermobility syndrome. Unless accompanied by skin laxity, is is not likely eds. ...Read more

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I have ligament laxity and I want to know if theres a treatment?

I have ligament laxity and I want to know if theres a treatment?

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

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