A ligament is a short band of tough, flexible tissue, made up of lots of individual fibres, which connect the bones of the body together. Ligaments can be found connecting most of the bones in the body.
What are the Symptoms of a Torn Ligament?
- Sudden onset of pain and severe swelling.
- Joint instability.
- Impaired function eg can’t walk or run.
The most common torn ligaments are knee ligaments and ankle ligaments. This is because the joints are weight-bearing and under high stress with change of direction sports or full contact sports.
The 3 Grades of Ligament Injury are:
- Grade l : Mild ligament tear
- Grade 2 : Moderate ligament tear
- Grade 3 : Severe (Ruptured) ligament tear
Most ligament injuries can be rehabilitated for a safe return between 4 to 12 weeks. The time period varies greatly depending upon the location and severity of injury. Contact Assured Health Group to see a chiropractor or a physiotherapist for a treatment. Custom Braces might prescribe based on each patient’s needs.