Diagnose and Treat Your Ligament Injuries at West LA Neuropathy
A ligament injury is not something you want to let linger. Ligaments are bands of fibrous tissue that connect bones to bones at joints. When a ligament is stretched or strained, it can lead to serious damage if left untreated. It is important to get your injury assessed and diagnosed as soon as possible. While your primary healthcare provider may help reduce the pain, our team of experts at West LA Neuropathy are here to help you fully resolve the problem.
Ligament Damage Can Be Serious
The treatment for ligament damage has come a long way in recent years. The best example of this is the modern use of the Tommy John surgery. This surgery repairs ligament damage within the rotator cuff (around the shoulders). Less than a decade ago, a professional athlete undergoing such a surgery would be at high risk of health complications post-op. In the modern age, those that have the surgery experience a speedy recovery with little health risk involved.
While treatment methods have dramatically improved in recent years you still need to have your ligament diagnosed properly. Failure to do so will only lead to further damage. If you have a partial tear, you don't want to cause further damage. A partial tear can be easy to repair if properly assessed, but can turn into a complete rip if not treated correctly.
What Causes Ligament Damage
There are a number of potential causes behind ligament damage. Repeated trauma on a particular joint can lead to this kind of injury. Athletes, both professional and recreational, can experience this kind of injury most commonly in the shoulder and knees, although tears in ligaments around the chest and legs also occur.
Beyond this, a sudden twisting impact might cause ligament damage. For example, an auto accident is one way you might injury yourself and cause ligament damage. If you experience a ‘pop’ in the event of an auto accident, there is a good chance that noise came from a ligament being damaged. If you have been in an auto accident, our team is here to help you properly assess the damage and get you on the path to feeling better.
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When it comes to ligament injuries you don't want to wait around for it to heal on its own. Even if the ligament fuses back to the bone, it may not fuse properly leading to a limit in its range of motion. Our team at West LA Neuropathy are here to help you with whatever kind of ligament pain or stress you are experiencing. Help your body heal right by consulting our team to find the best treatment option for you.