Partial laceration of the joint ligament, is also called stretching, and this is one of the most common sports injuries. Its cause is excessive for this joint load.
The treatment of this injury depends on the severity of the lesion. Mild stretching, in which only a few fibers of the ligament are damaged, the mobility of the joint should be limited by applying a pressure bandage. In addition, it is necessary to raise the limb upward, to establish an ice bubble on the area of injury, or simply cold wet tissue. To trainings should not be returned to full recovery and loads on the injured joint should not be allowed: it is impossible to aggravate the defeat. In addition, "develop" the damaged area ahead of time is contraindicated.
With more severe tearing of the knee joints, which is accompanied by a noticeable edema and bleeding is all somewhat more complicated. Ensure that the injured limb is completely at rest, for which it is fixed using a tire, and the injured person must be taken to the emergency room. On the joint impose a tight bandage and apply cold the first days after the injury. Further, to speed up healing and reduce edema, thermal procedures, including warm baths, make massage of the affected limb. In some cases, a gypsum langet is placed in the area of the injury. Gentle mode should be observed until the edema and painful sensations are completely eliminated.
How to treat a tear ligament?
There are also more complicated cases, which are observed with a complete rupture of the ligament. and damage to neighboring tissues. In such cases, an operation is prescribed. Only she is able to restore mobility to the joint. Following the operation, the doctor appoints a puncture to remove the accumulated blood in the joint. For the development of the joint, they are engaged in prescribed therapeutic gymnastics, massage the muscles that are adjacent to the joint, and puffiness is removed with the help of UHF procedures.
Cases of damage to the ring ligaments on the fingers during climbing are not uncommon.
There are two tendons flexing the finger, they go along the finger and are called flexors. They have to load, when the climber takes hold of the hook. With an active grip, the ring ligaments are subject to the greatest loads. When the forces acting on the ligaments exceed their capabilities, or the load increases, a ligament can occur.
Symptoms of ligament injury
In some cases, tearing of the ligaments is accompanied by a crash, although with active concentration on the movement it can not be heard. After trauma, there is usually a noticeable curvature of the finger, it can not be undone, but if you load this finger, you can see how the tendons are produced. If you suspect a ligament rupture, you should go to a specialist doctor for examination on ultrasound or MRI. The doctor will give an opinion. A complete rupture may require a tire overlap, possibly even surgical treatment.
Restorative after a traumatic process consists of several stages. The first stage is still inflammation, it usually lasts from a few days to a week. Inflammation involves the mechanism of tissue repair. However, it is too early to climb, chronic inflammation is fraught with further tissue damage. A break in climbing can take from one to three weeks. However, only you can move your finger and bend it in the usual mode without pain, you should begin to carefully develop it and use it in climbing. The load of the damaged area favors his rehabilitation, as well as the body becomes stronger as a result of training.