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For over three decades, the San Bernardino ligament sprain injury lawyers at DiMarco | Araujo | Montevideo have helped many people who have been injured and in pain from ligament sprains. We are sorry that you or a loved one is injured but we know that we can help. Call us today to set up your free initial consultation. Many people feel a sense of relief after the consultation as they finally have prudent answers to their questions and a roadmap as to what could happen next.
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Ligament sprains can be very painful and take some time to fully heal. They happen when too much pressure against a ligament causes it to extend beyond its normal operating range. This may cause a full or partial ligament tear. Ankle sprain are the most common sprains.
A grading system for injuries is helpful in that it clearly communicates to all your medical care about what condition your injury is in and it gives them a starting point for next steps. The grading for ligament sprains is based on how torn or stretched the ligament became due to the injury. Grade 1 ligament sprains mostly do not affect the overall strength of the joint and the pain is mild. Grade 1 ankle sprains are common and we sometimes call that “rolling an ankle” or we say “I rolled my ankle.” This grade of injury usually allows the patient to walk without a crutch but not to be able to jog, jump, switch directions quickly or run.
Grade 2 ligament sprains cause a considerable amount more pain than grade 1 and it is harder to walk or put weight on the injury. The patient may lose some function from the joint until it heals and has an increased amount of swelling, bruising, and tenderness. Grade 3 ligament sprains cause even more pain as the ligament(s) has been fully torn. The joint might not feel stable enough to use for the patient. There is usually an audible “pop” or “popping” sound with injuries of the grade 3 level.
Over three decades, our San Bernardino injury lawyers have seen countless ligament sprain cases. The following list includes the most common causes for ligament sprains that we have seen: auto/car accidents, job accidents, sports injuries (eg: soccer, tennis, baseball, skating, skateboarding, wrestling, football, and running), work injuries, slip, trip and fall injuries, car accidents, pedestrian/crosswalk accidents, bicycle accidents, walking or running on an uneven surface, construction site accidents, defective products, sudden twisting and trying to stop your body’s motion too quickly or awkwardly.
Any place where two bones are joined together by ligaments can be sprained but the most typical ligament sprains include: knee ligament sprains, anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) sprains, lateral collateral ligament (LCL) sprains, medial collateral ligament (MCL) sprains, posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) sprains, sprained ankles, high ankle sprains, ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) sprains, wrist sprains, patellar tendon (PTL) sprains, toe sprains, finger sprains, and elbow sprains.
Ligament sprains are rather common while working as long hours, heavy equipment, repetitive motions and the urge to continually work quicker and more efficiently have all contributed to the number of ligament injuries. The most common ways that employees have hurt their ligaments while working include: falling, tripping, accidents with work factory, farm or construction equipment, lifting heavy objects, and stopping or rotating too quickly. The San Bernardino workers’ compensation lawyers at DiMarco | Araujo | Montevideo are ready to handle your claims as well as personal injury cases for ligament sprain injuries.
With any injury, you should always seek medical help. This is especially the case if you have any doubt as to the proper next step or you are in pain. It is even more important that you seek medical care if you have any of the following signs of a serious sprain: You heard a “popping” sound as the injury occurred, there is significant swelling, the injured area feels number or it is hard to feel or use the extremity, you cannot walk or put pressure on the extremity or you have a high fever, considerable pain, and/or open wounds.
Since ligaments are designed to move and allow the bones to move while being joined it adds a challenge to the healing process. Be sure to consult with your doctor immediately. With ligament sprains, your doctor will determine whether the ligament was torn partially or torn completely. Surgery is possible for severe cases like Grade 3 ligament injuries. Tommy John Surgery, which has been made famous by many baseball pitchers seeking to come back after their shoulder ligament injury, is a type of surgery for severe ulnar collateral ligament sprains. Your doctor will determine your specific treatment plan.
The medical terms sprains and strains sound very similar but their meanings are rather different. Sprains refer to injuries to a person’s ligament while strains refer to tearing muscles and their tendons. Doctors will usually use the full name of a ligament sprain (like a high ankle sprain or medial collateral ligament (MCL) sprain) since there is quite a range of sprains and they want to specify.
One major reason people need knee replacements is ligament tears around the knee. Many total or partial knee replacement surgeries are now being performed in such a way that the surgeon needs to remove or damage the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and posterior cruciate ligament (PCL).
Some suggestions to prevent ligament sprains include keeping your body in good physical and cardio shape, starting your workout, workday, activity, or sport slowly with a warm-up and then stretching and always being mindful of what the proper form is while turning your body, twisting, lifting, running, or playing sports.
The free initial consultations and case evaluations have been a very effective method for potential clients to get to know how our firm works and learn more about their potential cases. Our law firm works on a contingency basis. This is good for our clients as you will not owe or pay us anything unless we win your injury case with a settlement or positive trial verdict.
The San Bernardino ligament sprain injury lawyers at DiMarco | Araujo | Montevideo will still come to your house or your hospital room if you cannot make it to our office. We are happy to come to you and learn more about you and your case. We are available to meet from Monday through Friday between 8:30 am to 5:30 pm. By appointment, we will meet all other times including Saturdays, Sundays and in the evening. Contact us today to learn more.
DiMarco | Araujo | Montevideo
San Bernardino, California
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