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Ligament Tear Treatment in Chunni-ganj, Kanpur

The tough bands of elastic tissue around your joints are known as ligaments. A ligament connects bone to bone or bone to cartilage giving support and limiting the movements of your joints. Ligaments can be stretched or even torn causing sprains.

Exerting extreme force on the joints can cause ligament tears. A ligaments tear commonly happens in the wrist, knee, neck, ankle, etc.


What are the symptoms of Ligament Tear?

The ligaments support the joints and limit the movement of the joint. The main function of the ligament is to keep the bones in proper alignment. The symptoms for ligament tears are as follows:

  • Difficulty in moving the affected joint.
  • The torn area will be painful and tender to touch.
  • Redness and swelling around the affected area.
  • Muscle spasms.
  • Difficulty in walking or standing for a long period depending on the grade of the sprain.

What are the locations of Ligament Tears and their causes?

Generally, ligament tears can occur in the ankle, knee, and wrist.

  • Ankle: Ankle ligament tears are common in athletes, but can also occur in day-to-day life. The main causes for the tearing of the ankle ligaments are sudden fall, landing awkwardly after jumping, running on uneven surfaces, etc.
  • Knee: Knee ligament tears are also common in athletes who play hockey, football, basketball, etc. This ligament tear is caused because of high impact, a sudden movement in the wrong direction, accidents, etc. There are four types of ligaments present in the knee ACL, PCL, MCL, and LCL.
  • Wrist: Wrist ligament tears are caused because of accidents, falling with stretched hands, playing basketball, Shot put, etc. There are twenty types of ligaments present in the wrist.
  • Back: Lifting heavy weights can result in a back ligament tear.

How are Ligament Tears Diagnosed in Kanpur?

To diagnose ligament tears physical examination is done. You will be asked by your doctor about the injury and how you have experienced the injury. To get more information on the affected area the doctor will try to move the joint and check the extent of the injury.

The next step is to perform an X-ray and look for broken or fractured bones. MRI scan is also done to check for partial ligament tear and complete ligament tear.

There are three grades of sprains depending on the damages caused by the ligament tear.

  • Grade 1: Sprains that damage the ligament to a very small extent causing only mild pain are categorized under this grade.
  • Grade 2: When there is a significant tear caused in the ligament causing pain then that sprain is categorized under this grade.
  • Grade 3: A sprain that damages the ligament severely causing a complete tear and resulting in instability and serious pain.

How to treat a ligament tear in Kanpur?

The rule and the protocol that is followed for treating a ligament tear is called (R.I.C.E.). R.I.C.E stands for rest, ice, compression, and elevation.

  • Rest: During a ligament tear, you should not be walking or exerting any pressure on the damaged area. Adequate rest must be taken to allow the damaged area to heal or recover. Rest is the most important part of any recovery as trying to move a torn ligament without giving it rest will only complicate the issue.
  • Ice: During a ligament tear swelling and pain are the common symptoms. Thus to reduce such symptoms ice can be used. This also reduced the heat that is generated in the area reducing the overall swelling.
  • Compression: Compression includes wrapping the affected area with cloth, bandages, etc. This helps to reduced pain and restricts the movement of the damaged area.
  • Elevation: To reduce the swelling this technique is used as it circulates the blood easily to the damaged area.

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A ligament tear in Kanpur can happen to anyone while they performing their daily works. The ligament tear can cause different grades of sprains depending on the damage. In a grade three sprain immediate medical attention is required. Generally, ligament tears can occur in the ankle, knee, and wrist.

Should you walk with a torn ligament?

Once the pain and swelling are reduced you can go walking, regular short walks are advised. Playing any kind of sports which involves sprinting and other hardcore physical activities are told to avoid.

How do torn ligaments heal?

The rule and the protocol that is followed for treating a ligament tear is called (R.I.C.E.). R.I.C.E stands for rest, ice, compression, and elevation.


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