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Will I Need Physical Therapy If I Tore A Ligament In My Thumb
Yes: Depending on the severity of the tear, the treatment will either be conservative with a period of immobilization in a splint or a cast followed by mobilization exercises usually conducted with a hand therapist occupational therapist or surgery, immobilization for a period of weeks depending on the surgeon's orders and then work with a hand therapist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Not much: Unfortunately there is not a lot of therapy for a gamekeeper or skiers thumb. If it is not severe then a period of splinting for 3 to 6 weeks can be used followed by motion exercises. If it is severe, and an orthopedist must determine that, then surgery s treatment of choice. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Absolutely no.: No, even for minor tears the minimum time to stabilize with cast is 3 weeks. If the tear is bigger and/or has associated avulsion fracture then surgical exploration and repair needs to be carried out along with k-wire fixation and cast. See a hand specialist urgently as the ucl ligament of the thumb is one of the most important ligaments of the hand. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
4 weeks ago i fell and tore ligaments in both my left knee and ankle. Having two injuries on the same leg, what physical therapy exercises can I do?
See details: Without being able to examine the areas, it is impossible to offer specific advise. You should direct this question to the doctor who evaluated the knee and ankle. ...Read more
Consult PT: It would be hard to answer this question w/out knowing what ligaments are involved. Your best point of reference would be to consult a physical therapist. There are a lot of internet resources that can be used, but beware of picking a wrong treatment plan, since you may have a complex problem that on line sources will be unlikely to address. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are the types of exercises done for medial collateral ligament sprain? Can it heal with physical therapy alone?
Mainly quad work: The medial collateral ligament is not directly treated by exercise. Such sprains need time, rest, ice/heat, and pain free exercise. Abnormal body mechanics need to be addressed. However, any knee injury benefits from directed physical therapy to strengthen the muscles around the knee, especially the quadriceps. Many mcl (and even acl) injuries can be safely and confidently managed with pt. ...Read more
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