Torn Ligaments and Muscles
Sprain is an injury caused due to Torn Ligaments and Muscles.
Ligaments are bands of tissue that help connect bones, joints and organs and hold them in place. Ligaments are like cords made of connective tissue, elastic fibers that are somewhat stretchy, and collagen, a protein that binds tissues together. A ligament can be overstretched or torn is a common injury. Torn Ligaments and Muscles also called as Sprain.
Shreya Hospital at Ghaziabad is the best treatment center for Torn Ligaments and Muscles. Orthopedic Specialists working here have the expertise and experience to deal with such injuries perfectly. There diagnosis and treatment procedure is satisfactory as observed from patient feedback.
Ligaments have several important jobs that help you move properly:
- Allow the joint to move in the direction(s) it was meant to move.
- Hold bones together.
- Make sure that joints don’t twist.
- Stabilize muscles and bones.
- Strengthen joints.
- Prevent bones from dislocating.
For example, your knee has four ligaments that keep it from moving side to side or backward. Ligaments also hold the uterus in place in a woman’s pelvis. Additionally, they connect the liver, intestine and stomach and hold them in place.
Causes of Torn Ligaments and Muscles
A ligament can be stretched or torn. This injury is called a sprain. It occurs when a ligament is forced to move in the wrong direction or stretches too far. Sprains often happen during a sudden fall, twist or impact.
Ligament injuries are common, especially in the:
- Ankle, knee or wrist.
- Thumb or finger.
For example, if you step on a sidewalk curb the wrong way, you may twist and sprain your ankle. If you fall but catch yourself on an outstretched hand, you can injure the ligaments in your wrist. People sometimes injure ligaments from impact during a car or bike accident.
Symptoms of Torn Ligaments and Muscles
If you injure a ligament, symptoms may include:
- Loose feeling in the joint.
- Popping or snapping sound.
- Trouble bearing weight on the affected limb.
- Weakness in the joint.
An Orthopedic Specialist will grade your Torn Ligament by finding out how severe it is and what symptoms you have:
- Grade 1: A grade 1 sprain is a ligament that is overstretched or slightly torn. With a grade 1 strain, you’ll have minimal pain, swelling and bruising. You won’t have much trouble putting weight on that part of the body or using it.
- Grade 2: A grade 2 sprain involves a partial ligament tear. Signs include bruising, swelling, some pain and some difficulty using the body part or putting weight on it.
- Grade 3: A grade 3 sprain is a complete ligament tear or rupture. It causes severe bruising, swelling and pain. With a grade 3 sprain, you cannot use or put weight on that part of the body.
Doctor might go through one or more from bellow procedure while diagnosing your injury:
- Ask you about your symptoms and when they started.
- Conduct a physical exam by looking at the injured area and assessing how it moves.
- Order imaging tests if necessary, such as MRI, to take pictures of the ligament.
- Take X-rays to rule out a broken bone or other problem.
Treatments for ligament injuries vary greatly, depending on:
- How long you’ve had symptoms.
- How severe the injury is (grade 1, 2 or 3).
- Whether it’s interfering with your life.
Treatment may range from:
- RICE: Rest, Ice, Compression (with an elastic bandage) and Elevation.
- Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).
- Immobilization (such as a splint, sling or brace) or assistive devices (for example, crutches to keep weight off the injury).
- Physical therapy.