A ligament tear occurs when there is a sudden stop, lift, twist or blow to a particular ligament. Ligaments are more prone to tear, and athletes and older people are commonly affected. When the ligament is torn, there is pain, discomfort, and swelling. The ability of the ligament to heal completely depends on the amount of damage. Combination therapy of bracing, physiotherapy, heat application, and medications help in healing. When the extent of tear is greater than surgery is suggested.
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Query: Hello doctor, I have acute pain on the right side of my right knee. I am not able to walk as usual. The local doctor diagnosed it as a ligament tear. He suggested to take rest and wear a knee pad. One month is over, and there is no improvement seen yet. There is also little swelling and pain. I am n... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have not mentioned your age, profession, and how you developed the pain (like after a slip or after a fall or just by itself). When you have a limp that has not settled over one month and you do not have balance when you walk then it is not normal. You have to be p... Read Full »