A torn ligament is a sprain, according to WebMD. Sprains occur when ligaments, the fibrous bands that attach muscle to bone, become stretched or torn. Doctors determine the grade of a sprain by the severity of the tear, ... More »

The ligaments of the foot are the intermetatarsal ligaments, lisfranc ligaments and joint capsule of the great toe. The intermetatarsal ligaments are divided into dorsal ligaments, plantar ligaments and interosseous liga... More »

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Dogs with a torn ACL should visit a veterinarian for a thorough examination to determine the proper treatment for the injury. Common treatments include medications, surgery and rest. The torn ACL may require several mont... More »

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A ligament injury, also known as a sprain, causes pain, inflammation and possible bruising, according to WebMD. The most common type of sprain occurs in the ankle, and it usually occurs when a person twists or falls in a... More »

The treatment for a ligament tear, commonly referred to as a sprain, includes keeping weight off of the ligament, icing the area, adding compression to the area and elevating the injury, according to WebMD. This treatmen... More »

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A sprain is a stretched or torn ligament, according to Mayo Clinic, and a strained muscle is a stretched or torn muscle or tendon. Ligaments are the tissue bands that connect bones to each other at joints. Tendons are th... More »

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The symptoms of a wrist ligament sprain include swelling, pain, weakness and bruising around the affected area, according to MedlinePlus. The severity of the symptoms depends on the grade of wrist sprain. MedlinePlus adv... More »

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