Ligament Injury Treatment
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What is a Ligament Injury?
A ligament is a short band of tough fibrous connective tissue composed mainly of long, stringy collagen molecules. Ligaments connect bones to other bones in and around joints. They do not connect muscles to bones; that is the function of tendons. Ligaments limit the amount of mobility of a joint or prevent certain movements altogether.
Symptoms & Severity of Knee Ligament Injuries?
The severity and symptoms of a ligament sprain depend on the degree of stretching or tearing of the ligament.
In a mild grade I sprain, the ligaments may stretch, but they don’t actually tear. Although the joint may not hurt or swell very much, a mild sprain can increase the risk of a repeat injury.
With a moderate grade II sprain, the ligament tears partially. Swelling and bruising are common, and use of the joint is usually painful and difficult.
With a severe grade III sprain, your ligament tears completely, causing swelling and sometimes bleeding under the skin. As a result, the joint is unstable and unable to bear weight. Often there will be no pain following a grade 3 tear as all of the pain fibers are torn at the time of injury.
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Knee Ligament Injury Treatment –
- Early Injury Treatment
- Avoid the HARM Factors
- Closed Kinetic Chain Exercises
- Balance Enhancement Exercises
- Soft Tissue Massage
- Walking Boot
- Electrotherapy & Local Modalities
- Heat Packs
- Joint Mobilisation Techniques