How to treat torn ligaments in your knee?

It depend what kind. Of injury and were it is located. Grade 1 up to grade 3. Medial or lateral or inside the knee. Every one of them have different method of treatment .
Depends on injury. Depending on the injury options include: rest, immobilization, bracing, injection, pain medication, anti-inflammatory medication, physical therapy, and surgery.

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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. , . Read more...

Do torn ligaments in the knee ever heal on there own?

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...
No. May feel better with pt, once torn will not heal on their own, to see orthopedic surgeon. Read more...

Are knee injures commonly sprains and torn ligaments, or are breaks more common? What is usually ordered for diagnostic info- MRI or x-ray?

All three. More common to see soft tissue injuries such as ligament tears (most severe form of a sprain, and sprains than a fracture. But all three occur fairly commonly with trauma or sport related injuries. Mri is best for evaluation of soft tissue injuries where as x- ray can be very effective to evaluate boney injuries such as fractures. Seek care with an orthopedic surgeon. Read more...
Sprains. Sprains are most common overall. They range from mild to severe. In severe sprains there is actual ligament tear. Most knee injuries can be diagnosed by a good physical exam. X-rays are usually sufficient if there is concern for a fracture. Mri's tend to be reserved for later if a suspected sprain does not heal as expected, or if there is concern for a meniscus or ligament tear. Read more...