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Ligament Injuries

What are Ligament Injuries?

They are quite common injuries. Ligaments connect the bones that form a joint and they can become injured when they are over-stretched beyond their limits. The most common ligament injuries occur at the knee and ankle joints.

What causes ligament injuries?

The major cause of ligament injuries is twisting and landing improperly.

Can physiotherapy help people with ligament injuries?

Yes. Physiotherapy is highly recommended for mild and moderate ligament injuries. Severe ligament injuries treatment decision is left for your specialist, who might either decide you try physiotherapy first or choose a surgical option and refer you back to physiotherapy post-surgery.

How do I know if I have a ligament injury?

Depending on how severe your injury is, your symptoms will vary. Whether you have a mild, moderate or severe injury, you will experience the following symptoms:

  • Sudden onset of pain

  • Swelling

  • Joint instability

  • Inability to bear weight

  • Inability to walk or run

  • Limping

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