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What Is The Best Treatment For Ligament Laxity
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
Rest: Active rest. Strengthening eventually assuming you have seen a md. ...Read more
Rest, meds, PT, u/s: Tendinitis in the limbs is often result of over use/trauma and the first thing to do is take it easy/rest a bit. Antiinflammatory meds such as aleve/motrin may help. Physical therapy/gentle stretching/rom exercises. Iontophoresis ultrasounds therapy, topical meds etc...May help quite a bit as well. So, if doing on your own not enough, consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more
See Doctor: As you imagine, the best treatment for your specific situation will depend on a careful history, physical, and evaluation of imaging studies. Online consultants will not be able to provide you with precise and/or meaningful advice. Best to be seen by well experienced orthopedic surgeon. Best wishes. ...Read more
To treat or not?: Flat feet are, to a certain degree, a normal foot type. Many people live asymtomatcally with them. Other people, however, do develop knee, hip, and back problems because of compensations through the chain. In addition to a good core, lower body, and intrinsic foot muscle strengthening program, some benefit from orthotics. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Need to define prob: If you are referring to an injury to one of your knee ligaments, it will depend on which ligament was injured and the severity of the injury. Would recommend an evaluation with an orthopaedic surgeon to evaluate the problem first. ...Read more
Strengthening: Strengthening.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
See below: All depend weather the ligament laxity is localized to one joint and the result of some injury(in that case reconstruction of the ligament may be needed)or wearher you have generalized laxity in all your joints, if that is the case ther is not specific treatment however you can do strenghening exercises and some times if you practice some sports bracing of that particular joint will prevent furth. ...Read more
Could having ligament laxity make the knee more prone to the treatment options for ligament laxity?
?: U don't get treatment 4 lax ligaments if it is not due 2 an injury. Many times it is congenital & global, all joints. No treatment 4 that. ...Read more
Multiple shoulder dislocations and inherent ligament laxity. Physical therapy for a year, but still sublaxating. Surgery or prolotherapy?
I have been recognised with recurrent sublexation of patella.Could you please suggest me the best way of cure.I have ligament laxity in all joints.
Biomechanics: Joint Hypermobiliy trait mostly female Many these women have genu varus or valgus, whereby patella rides non-linearly during knee flexion/extension. Knee can be shifted from genu to linear function by placing medial or lateral shoe insert; depending whether foot pronation or supination is desired; shifting vector of upper body weight as it meets leg. Medial insert for varus. Lateral for valgus. ...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
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
Diagnosed with grade 1 retrolisthesis of neck and ligament laxity,bad head and neck pain is accompanied by elbow,shoulder and knee pain,how to cure it?
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
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
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
How do I know if ihave ligament laxity? What to do when feel like it? Feel weak when exercising, buckle in and out
Difficult: A mid- twenties male complaining of "ligament laxity" needs to inform us which joint or body part is "weak...Buckling in and out", and if there is any pain or discomfort associated with the sensation. If the sensation in the pelvic region is sciatica an associated symptom? Have there been any significant mechanical injuries? ...Read more
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