Ligament Injury

Ligament injury can occur when the ligament is stretched forcefully and results in a sprain. Ankle, knee, wrist, and neck are commonly affected joints. When the ligament is exposed to extreme force (fall or other injuries), it can tear. Vitamin C supplements, rest, and ice compressions can heal ligament injury faster.

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I have bruising over the joint after ligament reconstruction. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 18-year-old, 141.09 Ibs and 5'7". I had ligament reconstruction on my ankle six months ago. The surgery went well and my stability is back to normal. However, when my surgeon did the arthroscopy, he noticed mild damage to the joint, however, he said that this should heal by itself. ...  Read Full »

Dr. Arvind Guru

Answer: Hi, Welcome to After reviewing your information provided and the picture (attachment removed to protect patient identity). There are two concerning things: 1. Are you trying not to move the leg at all? (Could be a cause of one sided cold foot). 2. Are you getting this bruiseafter res...  Read Full »

Should I get autograft or allograft for AC joint surgery?

Query: Hi doctor,I got my AC joint separated while mountain biking. It is grade 5. I am getting surgery and I want to know whether I should use an autograft (hamstring) or an allograft from a cadaver. I am very active in outdoor adventures and sports.Thanks for your help.  Read Full »

Dr. Rahul Goel

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I am sorry to hear about your injury. The good news is that there are many modalities available for AC joint injuries (acromioclavicular joint), which are showing promising results. Type five injuries constitute tears of the two important ligaments in the shoulder regi...  Read Full »

I had an ankle sprain and was diagnosed with phase three ligament injury. How much time will it take to completely heal the ligament?

Query: Hello doctor, I have an ankle sprain and I also visited our nearest hospital. They said that it is a ligament injury maybe the third phase. How much time will it take to completely heal the ligament?  Read Full »

Dr. Anuj Nigam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It is good that you went for a check-up. Did you get an MRI? A ligament injury can be confirmed by MRI. For any ankle ligament injury, you have to get the plaster to immobilize the ankle that will automatically heal the damaged ligament. If you do not immobilize the ...  Read Full »

How to treat an injured ankle that is swollen and painful?

Query: Hi doctor, Before seven months, I sprained my ankle due to a track and field injury. I postponed crutches for a week due to a trip the following day, but went on crutches the next week. I never went to see a doctor. I just went through PT with my athletic trainer. I spent three weeks without rigorou...  Read Full »

Dr. Akshay Kumar Saxena

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You have mentioned injury to the ankle region, which has been managed by you and your therapist. Essentially, if one is able to ambulate after an injury, this is usually a ligament injury and not involving the bones. But, in my opinion, x-ray of the involved region sho...  Read Full »

How can I get cured from knee pain?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 47-year-old male. Now, I have pain in my knee. I have taken a lot of painkillers to get relief from it. But it comes back again. I am unable to run fast. I cannot walk fast. I have numbness in my right leg. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hi, Welcome to For knee pain, you can investigate with an X-ray or MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) scan of the knee joint. If there is any ligament injury in the knee joint, then it will be seen in the X-ray or MRI scan. You can consult an orthopedic surgeon for an examination. For num...  Read Full »

Is Surgery The Only Option For Knee Buckling?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 36 year old male. I have been having knee buckling problem for some time. The problem started in the right knee about four years back and since then I have stopped sports. However, at times during some movement or jerk, I get this buckling problem and pain for two to three day...  Read Full »

Dr. Sumit Chawla

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through your history and the reports attached here (attachment removed to protect patient identity). There is a cruciate ligament injury along with meniscal injury and you also have symptoms related to it. So, surgery is indicated in your case.It will not sett...  Read Full »

Grade 3 dislocation of ACL. Is surgery compulsory?

Query: Hello doctor, My husband dislocated his ACL. I would like to get his X-rays evaluated for a second opinion. He was diagnosed with grade III dislocation. Is surgery necessary based on the X-rays attached? What are the risks if he does not operate? How does non-operative treatment compare? How long d...  Read Full »

Dr. Anuj Gupta

Answer: Hi, Welcome to This is clearly acromioclavicular joint injury (attachment removed to protect patient identity). There are two ligaments which basically keep our ACL joint in position. In type 3 injuries, both ligaments are torn. Now, according to literature, treatment of type 1,2 inju...  Read Full »

How to know if my ligaments are torn after a minor accident?

Query: Hi doctor, My wife recently got an MRI of her left knee after a soccer accident. We want someone to take a look and let us know if they are any ligament damage or anything concerning. Last year she dislocated her patella on the same leg, and we are worried it is worse this time but would like a prof...  Read Full »

Dr. Vivek Chail

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thank you for writing to us. I hope your wife is not in much pain. I have reviewed the MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) knee scan images (cine mode) (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity), and the following is my interpretation. MRI Left Knee scan: 1...  Read Full »

I have pain on the left side near the pelvis since five days due to exercise. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor,I have pain on the left side near the pelvis. It started five days ago while I was doing stretch exercises. The pain was so severe I had to lie down. I had some blood work done which showed no abnormalities. I also got an X-ray which showed arthritis. I have been taking the tablet Advil to...  Read Full »

Dr. Hafiz Muhammad Hassan Shoukat

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. From your description, I firmly believe the sharp pain is due to some ligament stretch, and the pain gets aggravated in a specific position. Kidney stones cause unbearable pain on the side under the ribs and radiating to the groin. Rest for a...  Read Full »

What does pain in the hand starting from shoulder to elbow indicate?

Query: Hello doctor, My mother got pain in the right hand, severe pain starting from shoulder backside to elbow for the past 4 to 5 months. She could not lift her hand, drag the things with her hand.  Read Full »

Dr. Pooja Pardhi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have thoroughly gone through your case and can well understand your genuine concern. Pain and limited range of movement of the shoulder joint can be due to various reasons like fracture of the bones forming the joint, injury to the joint capsule, injury to ligaments o...  Read Full »

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