A ligament and muscle tears are when the tissue in our bodies are stretched to the point that they rip. These injuries happen when there is sudden trauma to the muscles or tendons because of a car accident, slip and fall or other accident.
The most common symptoms associated with a ligament or muscle tears include swelling, muscle spasms, weakness or cramping that continues for several days or weeks without getting better.
There are a variety of injuries that occur when your muscles and ligaments are forced in different directions. Many people self-diagnose which is the biggest problem. They think they know what the problem is and without much improvement, the injury becomes worse. What you thought was a ligament strain is now a tear that you have been aggravating for weeks or months without any positive results possibly causing more harm than good.
Often ligament and muscle tears take a long time to heal, even with the appropriate treatment. Visit your doctor, walk-in clinic or local hospital to ensure you receive a full examination along with imaging, such as an MRI. This helps identify the location of the tear and whether it is a partial or full tear. That way the best treatment plan can be made for you.
You don’t need to live with the symptoms of a ligament and muscle tears. If you were recently in a car accident or any type of slip and fall, contact us for a free consultation and we can let you know how our experienced team of lawyers and specialized clinics can assist in your recovery. Call Accident Referral Specialists today.