Most health and wellness experts suggest playing sports is the best way to stay active but is associated with the risk of injuring our body, especially the ligaments in the knees, ankles, neck, shoulder, back, and any other joint in the body.
Dr. Sandeep Singh of Care Hospital is one of the leading orthopedic doctor in Bhubaneshwar. His expertise in Robotic Arthroplasty, and Lower Limb Sports Injuries is remarkable, which helps patients experience minimal trauma during and after their surgery. He is an expert in Total and Partial Knee Replacements surgeries and also in treating sports injuries.
Dr. Sandeep Singh is considered as the most dynamic orthopedist in Bhubaneshwar, states, ‘It is essential to seek immediate treatment for ligament injuries. They are similar to fractures and extremely painful. Serious ligament injuries could require surgery to repair or replace the ligament or even a tendon graft to resolve the issue’. Dr. Sandeep Singh ranks as one of the most dynamic
Further, he states that ligaments are strong, but if impacted with great force, a twist, or an awkward stretch, they can tear, causing severe ligament injury. Ligaments are strong yet flexible connective tissues that hold bones together and support the joints.
Initial treatment of ligament injuries begins with Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation method, and pain killers, brace, or splint, if required. However, surgical treatment is a must for severe ligament strains or tear. The ligament surgery focuses on either repairing or replacing the ligament. Also, a tendon graft is done to support and hold the injured joint in place.
After ligament surgery, a patient takes six to nine months to recover and rehabilitate fully. The focus of treatment is to increase the motion and the intensity.
Sprained ankle tops the list, followed by knee ligament injuries, elbow ligament Injuries, shoulder and thumb ligament injuries. Knee ligament injuries occur to athletes playing soccer, football, and basketball the most. The elbow ligament injury or the Tommy John injury. affects the ulnar collateral ligament. Athletes associated with pitching in sports, wrestling, and falls while playing are likely to suffer elbow ligament injuries.
Ligament injuries of the shoulder refer to the dislocation of the ball and socket on account of force. Their treatment involves putting the back ball in the socket under medical supervision. The Acromioclavicular Joint is affected in shoulder separation, and the ligaments that hold it together are torn.
Thumb ligament injuries, or a gamekeeper’s thumb as they are also known, occur when the ligament between the wrist bone and the base of the thumb tears. It occurs when the patient experiences a fall when holding the bike’s handles or a ski pole.
The symptoms of a ligament injury are swelling, sudden and/or severe pain, a snapping sound at the time of the injury, unable to walk or move without pain, and spasms in the muscles surrounding the injury.
Famous in east India, especially Odisha, Dr. Sandeep Singh is known for his total and partial knee replacement treatments. He is associated with Care Hospital Bhubaneswar; the only hospital in Bhubaneshwar that treats sports injuries with rehabilitation.
Dr. Sandeep Singh shares valuable tips on how to prevent ligament injuries
For sportspeople, a ligament tear does mean a break or an end to their sports career. However, he shares helpful tips that help prevent them from occurring or reduce the risk of their occurrence.
Preparing the body for sports activity through stretching and warming up is necessary. Also, maintaining proper body posture when playing is equally important. In addition, the athletes should consume lean proteins, legumes, nuts, and vegetables in adequate quantities and hydrate themselves well. This helps in strengthening the joints and the ligaments. The athletes need to improve the flexibility, agility, core strength, and balance of their muscles and ligaments. Finally, he cautions that people should never play sports through a ligament injury. It is very likely that even slight damage to the ligament can worsen with undue stress.