Ligaments are the tissues that connect the bones in the joints facilitating movements in the joints. Weak ligaments cause ligamentous laxity. This leads to frequent joint dislocation, hypermobility of the joints, muscle spasm, pain, etc., in the joints. It is caused by medical conditions like hypermobility syndrome, Down's syndrome, osteogenesis imperfecta, osteoarthritis, bony dysplasia, trauma, etc. In mild cases, physical therapy is done to strengthen muscles, and in severe cases, surgeries are done to repair the ligament.
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Query: Hello doctor, I am an 18-year-old female. My hip on one side has been bothering me frequently and persistently recently. Often, seemingly randomly throughout the day, I experience a continuous sharp pain in my hip (only on one side). I think it may have to do with the fact that I can pop my hip. I n... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your symptoms and understand your concern. With the description of your symptoms, the most probable reason for your presentation could be loose hip joint ligaments. I suggest you visit an orthopedician for consultation and plan for further evaluat... Read Full »
Query: Hi doctor, I am a 36 year old female. My height is 164 cm and weight is 48 kg. I was healthy with fine ligaments. Two years back, I had spine surgery for a herniated disk at the level of L5/S1. Soon after the operation, I got something like sleep myoclonus. The neurologist said that as benign, but ... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read through your query in detail. Please find my observations below. Myoclonus or muscle twitching is a known side effect of Sevoflurane use, and it is not a serious concern. Sevoflurane does not cause laxity of ligaments. Very common side effects of Sevofluran... Read Full »
Query: Hi doctor, I got a ligament reconstruction surgery before four months. Till today, I have got 1301° ROM. I do not feel normal while walking and climbing stairs. Also, I feel that my operated knee is comparatively weak. Is this normal? What should I do to have a faster recovery? Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It usually happens when the physiotherapy was not progressively increased, or physiotherapy was done intermittently. Weakness is due to muscles not being conditioned to presurgery levels. You need to increase the level of exercises. Start jogging, cycling, and training w... Read Full »
Query: Hi doctor, I have one rib out of its place. I think it is third or fourth one next to my sternum. Once a doctor put it back but it has slipped out again. Can you guide me through this? Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. In many cases a rib slips out of place because the ligaments that hold the ribs to the sternum and the sternocostal ligaments are weak. Without muscles to hold the ribs in place loose ligaments allow slipping of the rib, which causes further stretching of the lig... Read Full »