What is a Ligament Tear?

Ankles and knees are most often affected by ligament strains or tears. A ligament tear is when the ligament rips or has tiny tears in various locations on a ligament.

What causes it? Many athletes have experience torn ligaments, it occurs when a ligament is twisted or over stretched causing in a tear.

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What are my treatment options? Keep the injured ligament elevated, cool it with ice and make sure to rest it for a few weeks it can take between 8 to 12 weeks before returning to your normal physical activities.

Common conventional treatments include medications such as naproxen or ibuprofen to control the pain

Natural alternative or complimentary options 
Biopuncture is a very effective treatment for the repair of ligament injuries. Natural remedies are injected into the region of the injured tissue to help strengthen the ligament and speed recovery time. To read more on this therapy, click here.

Other natural alternatives to pain medication include therapies such as laser therapy, IMS (intramuscular stimulation) and medical acupuncture with electro-stimulation, massage, active release therapy and hydrotherapy techniques.

Natural anti-inflammatory remedies can also be helpful in managing the pain and rehabilitation exercises or work modifications are also important to help prevent further injury.

If you have a ligament injury or sprain and live in or near Vaughan, come visit us at KIH clinic. We are located in Kleinburg (Vaughan), Ontario, right in the heart of the Kleinburg village. If you have questions for any of our health care practitioners, fill out the form to the right of this page. We will get right back to you promptly with up-to-date, accurate and useful information on the next best steps in the treatment of your condition/concern.

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