Patients with work, sports, and recreational musculoskeletal injuries routinely seek out the team for their expertise. Personalized treatment plans are always tailored to each patient's unique injury and circumstance.
Before deciding on whether to have surgery or not, consider that many torn ligaments and tendon can be repaired without surgery and the associated pain and suffering afterward. Ligaments and tendons such as the rotator cuff, Achilles tendon, plantar fascia, ACL, tennis elbow, as well as many others can be encouraged to repair themselves. Let Southwest Pain management help.
Ligaments are tough bands of fibrous connective tissue connecting one bone to another or, in some cases, connecting bone to cartilage. Your ligaments help to stabilize your joints and restrict excessive joint motion. Ligaments also help your body sense the position of the joint. Tendons are extensions of muscle that attach to bone. Ligaments and tendons are generally strong, but they can still be stretched excessively or torn. When ligaments are stretched beyond their normal capacity, you can develop a sprain, while excessive stretching of tendons can result in a strain.
Repeated stress injuries can cause chronic inflammation that weakens the ligament or tendon and may ultimately cause a tear or rupture. To summarize, a ligament with a sPrain and a tendon with a sTrain can tear after repeated injury. You can also tear a healthy ligament or tendon if you suffer a high-impact injury such as a fall. Anyone who participates in high-demand sports, such as soccer, football, basketball, or gymnastics, can be at risk of tearing the ligaments or tendons.
You may hear a popping sound at the time you tear a ligament. You may develop symptoms such as:
A mild ligament or tendon injury may be treated with:
A more serious injury, and especially a full tear, requires immobilization such as a lightweight cast or brace to give it time to heal.
Once your pain and swelling decrease, you can start rehabilitation to restore strength and range of motion. We have treatment options to accelerate the healing injured or torn tendons or ligaments. Give the experts at Southwest Pain Management a call or book online for a consultation.