Ligament Injuries

Physical Therapy – Ligament Injuries

Ligaments are connective tissues, structures in the body made of collagen that hold together bones, muscles, and cartilage to improve the function of a joint. Ligaments provide stability and support to our joints that enables movement. Ligaments can become damaged or torn by acute pressure or general wear and tear.

Symptoms

  • A loud pop in the joint at the time of injury
  • Swelling of the joint immediately after sustaining the injury
  • Restriction of movement in the joint
  • Extensive amounts of pain after the injury occurs

Treatment

  • Basic first aid to stabilize the joint and reduce swelling
  • Physical rehabilitation program
  • Reconstructive surgery
  • Arthroscopic surgery