What is a Ligament?
Ligament injury in athletes are common and can occur at any joint. The knee and ankle are particularly vulnerable but it is sport specific.
A ligament is a short band of tough, flexible tissue, made up of lots of individual fibres, which connect the bones of the body together. They can be found connecting most of the bones in the body.
How Do You Injure a Ligament?
Ligaments are strained when the joint is stressed beyond its normal range. Common causes of a ligament injury include: twisting, or landing awkwardly. It is most common when the ligaments around a particular joint are at full-stretch can cause it to tear away from the bone. Or even tear apart.
The 3 Grades of Ligament Injury are:
What are the Symptoms of a Ligament Injury?
When Can You Return to Sport after Ligament Injury?
Most ligament injuries can be rehabilitated for a safe return to sport between 4 to 12 weeks. The time period varies greatly depending upon the location and severity of injury. Your best guide will be provided by your health practitioner.
Common Ligament Injuries
Common Treatments for Ligament Injury
FAQs about Ligament Injury
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