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At DiMarco | Araujo | Montevideo, we have been working diligently to help those who have had ligament sprains in California since 1979. We know just how disruptive they can be to your life and how important it is to have the right Los Angeles ligament sprain injury attorney. Call us today if you have sprained a ligament while working, in an accident, at a business or because of another person’s negligence. We’ve helped thousands of people and we want to be there for you.
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A ligament is where two bones are joined together. You have sprained a ligament when too much force or pressure against a ligament causes it to extend beyond its normal operating range. This extra extension could cause a full or partial tear of the ligament. Ligament sprains are usually quite painful and they typically take some time to fully heal; additionally, the chance of re-injury is high. Ankle sprains are, by far, the most common sprains. Other typical ligaments that are most commonly sprained include: knee ligament sprains, medial collateral ligament (MCL) sprains, lateral collateral ligament (LCL) sprains, anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) sprains, high ankle sprains, sprained ankles, posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) sprains, patellar tendon (PTL) sprains, ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) sprains, toe sprains, finger sprains, wrist sprains, and elbow sprains.
Our Los Angeles attorneys have successfully represented a variety of ligament sprain cases. The following is a list that includes the most typical causes for ligament sprains: sports injuries (eg: tennis, baseball, soccer, wrestling, racquetball, rugby, football, softball and running), auto/car accidents, slip, trip and fall injuries, staircase accidents, bicycle accidents, motorcycle accidents, pedestrian/crosswalk accidents, job accidents, construction site accidents, defective products, walking or running on an uneven surface, sudden twisting and trying to stop your body’s motion too quickly or awkwardly.Additionally, ligament sprains are still quite common at work in today’s world. The most common methods for employees to sprain their ligaments while on the job include: lifting heavy objects, tripping, falling, accidents with work, factory, farm or construction equipment, and stopping or rotating too quickly.
The medical terms sprain and strain do sound quite alike but they have a very important distinction. Sprains refer to injuries to a person’s ligaments while strains refer to tearing muscles and surrounding tendons.
The grading system for sprained ligaments is based on just how torn or stretched the ligament is after the injury. Grade 3 sprained ligaments do cause quite a bit of pain as the ligament(s) has fully torn. The joint will possibly not feel stable enough to use. There can usually be heard an audible “popping” sound with sprains of this grade. Grade 2 ligament sprains are less painful than grade 3 and it is a bit difficult to walk or put weight on the injury without crutches. The patient may lose some normal functions from the joint temporarily and these injuries have an increased amount of bruising, swelling, and tenderness. The mildest of ligament sprains is Grade 1. These ligament sprains mostly do not affect the strength of the joint and there is some but not a lot of pain.
You should always seek medical help for any injury as it is still very important to correctly treat injuries as soon as possible. This is especially critical when there is a quite a bit of pain. The following signs are more critical reasons to call for help right away: You heard a “popping” sound as the injury occurred, you cannot walk or put pressure on the extremity, the injured area feels numb or it is hard to feel or use the extremities, significant swelling, or you have a high fever, considerable pain, or open wounds.
Your Los Angeles doctor will determine whether the ligament was torn fully or partially and what the right treatment plan will need to be. Surgery is a possible solution for severe cases of sprains like Grade 3 ligament injuries. Tommy John Surgery, which has been conducted on many professional baseball pitchers after a ligament injury, is a famous example of a surgery for a ligament sprain.
One reason for knee replacements is if there are ligament tears around the knee. Many partial or total knee replacement surgeries that happen today use a technique where the surgeon has to remove or damage the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and posterior cruciate ligament (PCL).
You can try to prevent ligament sprains by starting your workout, workday, activity, or sport slowly with a warm-up and then stretching, keeping your body in good physical and cardio shape, and always being mindful of what the proper form is while turning your body, twisting, lifting, running, or playing sports.
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The Los Angeles ligament sprain injury attorneys at DiMarco | Araujo | Montevideo are more than happy to come to your house or hospital room in California if you are unable to make it to our office. We are available to meet Monday through Friday between 8:30am to 5:30pm. By appointment, we will meet all other times including Saturdays, Sundays and in the evening.
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