How long does it take to heal from torn ligaments?

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    Aug 24, 2012 6:23 PM GMT
    I injured my lower back/buttock/thigh doing a headstand leg split. Hyperextension.

    How long does/will this take to heal? It's been 5 days and I still can hardly walk.
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    Aug 24, 2012 6:45 PM GMT
    If you tore the ligament fucking ages. I had a left knee ligament strain (not snapped, but quite bad) which took 6 years to get back to normal.

    3 months is the estimated heal time, but if it was a real ligament tear you will not be doing handstand splits in 3 months time.

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    Aug 24, 2012 7:10 PM GMT
    http://www.livestrong.com/article/516212-torn-ligament-therapy/


    http://www.livestrong.com/healing-torn-ligaments/
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    Aug 24, 2012 8:20 PM GMT
    If you're not getting better by Monday morning please go see a doctor. icon_cry.gif
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    Aug 24, 2012 8:27 PM GMT
    showme saidIf you're not getting better by Monday morning please go see a doctor. icon_cry.gif


    Seen a doctor, massage therapist and chiropractor. They all say.. sorry, you tore shit up... you'll heal with time.
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    Aug 24, 2012 8:40 PM GMT
    Daas said
    showme saidIf you're not getting better by Monday morning please go see a doctor. icon_cry.gif


    Seen a doctor, massage therapist and chiropractor. They all say.. sorry, you tore shit up... you'll heal with time.


    Hope they gave you some good anti-inflammatories.


    I think you need comforting.
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    Aug 24, 2012 8:44 PM GMT
    I pulled one in my shoulder about a 2 years ago. I was out of the gym for about 6 months.
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    Aug 24, 2012 9:11 PM GMT
    Is it definitely a ligament? That's a large area from just one tear. Did they identify which ligament(s)? Ligaments are one the most slowly-healing tissues in the body due to low vascular perfusion.

    Ask for a rx for PT if you live in a state without direct access, or if you need rx for insurance coverage. Ask them for ultrasound or diathermy treatments. Ligaments can take 6 months to years to really fully recover, and if they're torn, they may never recover. Form and body mechanics will be important. Pain-free does not equal fully healed, unfortunately. You might also try some kinesiotaping over the area, depending on the location.
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    Aug 24, 2012 10:17 PM GMT
    Happened to me once - took about 2 months.
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    Aug 24, 2012 11:11 PM GMT
    that's a great question - for your doctor!


    if he didn't tell you, he doesn't know. in medicine, everything DEPENDS. there are rarely hard answers but clinicians don't like telling you that because we expect them to know. everyone's chemistry is different and your healing rate MAY VARY. get well soon!
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    Aug 24, 2012 11:19 PM GMT
    rotator cuff thangs.....just sleeping in a "wrong" position...weeks......icon_evil.gif
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    Aug 25, 2012 12:46 AM GMT
    Daas said
    showme saidIf you're not getting better by Monday morning please go see a doctor. icon_cry.gif


    Seen a doctor, massage therapist and chiropractor. They all say.. sorry, you tore shit up... you'll heal with time.


    It's the truth. All you can do is wait and be easy on it. The pain will get better but it could take up to a couple months before it is back to normal
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    Aug 25, 2012 1:23 AM GMT
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    This is what you were up to? Hanumanasana in Sirsasana.
    Hanuman is a huge hamstring stretcher, and doing it inverted provides a little gravity to help, or tear.
    I have no advice to give but disappointed you have joined the ranks of "injuries through yoga."

    Often our body only gets injury from internal issues manifesting, where's your head at? Who's wrong with you? Make peace with whatever is causing you trouble on the inside.

    Be kind to your body.
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    Aug 25, 2012 1:28 AM GMT
    Ligament or tendon? A torn ligament is a sprain, such as the tibofibular ligament in your ankle. If the pain is in your lower back it doesn't sound like a ligament.
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    Feb 16, 2013 6:03 AM GMT
    TampaENFJ saidIs it definitely a ligament? That's a large area from just one tear. Did they identify which ligament(s)? Ligaments are one the most slowly-healing tissues in the body due to low vascular perfusion.

    Ask for a rx for PT if you live in a state without direct access, or if you need rx for insurance coverage. Ask them for ultrasound or diathermy treatments. Ligaments can take 6 months to years to really fully recover, and if they're torn, they may never recover. Form and body mechanics will be important. Pain-free does not equal fully healed, unfortunately. You might also try some kinesiotaping over the area, depending on the location.


    when you say tear in the ligament may never recover, do you mean a complete rupture or partial?

    because i have a partial tear in the Lunotriquetral ligament of the wrist, and it hasnt healed in 5 months so far.
    i hope the chance of it not healing is low like 9/10 or im screwed icon_sad.gif