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Since the late 1970s, the Long Beach California ligament sprain injury attorneys at DiMarco | Araujo | Montevideo have been working to protect the rights of individuals who have had ligament sprains. We know how painful they can be and we know how they interrupt your life. We are the Long Beach injury law firm you can trust as we’ve even received the highest award that the Better Business Bureau gives out of an A+. We’ve helped thousands of people and we want to help you.
Not only do we have over three decades of experience, our lawyers’ job is to stay up on all injury case laws, precedence, and statutes in California so we can always be fully prepared to take your case and start helping you right away. We can ensure you are receiving the proper medical treatment you deserve and we can maximize your potential compensation under the law. Call our personal injury and work injury law firm at (562) 372-3960.
Ligament sprains can be very painful for the injured person and they take some time to fully heal. They mainly occur when too much force against a ligament causes it to extend beyond its normal operating range. This extension may cause a partial or full tear. Ankle sprain are the most common sprains in this country.
Any place in our body where two bones are joined together by ligaments is vulnerable to be sprained. The most typical ligaments that are sprained, though, include: knee ligament sprains, anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) sprains, medial collateral ligament (MCL) sprains, lateral collateral ligament (LCL) sprains, posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) sprains, high ankle sprains, sprained ankles, ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) sprains, patellar tendon (PTL) sprains, wrist sprains, toe sprains, finger sprains, and elbow sprains.
Our Long Beach work injury lawyers have seen a vast amount of ligament sprain cases. That experience continues to allow us to add to our track record of success. The following list includes the most common causes for ligament sprains: job accidents, sports injuries (eg: tennis, baseball, soccer, wrestling, football, softball and running), work injuries, auto/car accidents, slip, trip and fall injuries, bicycle accidents, motorcycle accidents, pedestrian/crosswalk 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.
Ligament sprains are unfortunately very common at work. The typical ways that employees have sprained their ligaments on the job include: tripping, lifting heavy objects, accidents with work, factory, farm or construction equipment, falling, and stopping or rotating too quickly. The Long Beach workers compensation attorneys of DiMarco | Araujo | Montevideo is ready to handle your workers’ compensation claims as well as personal injury cases for ligament sprain injuries. We know how to protect your rights as you are legally obligated to be paid disability while you are out due to a work injury and you are not allowed to be penalized or fired if you file a claim for workers’ compensation.
The grading system for sprained ligaments is based on just how torn or stretched the ligament is after the injury. The mildest of ligament sprains is Grade 1. These ligament sprains mostly do not affect the strength of the joint and there is some but not a lot of pain. Grade 1 ankle sprains are common and are called “rolling an ankle.” This grade of injury usually allows the patient to walk without a crutch but not much more. Grade 2 ligament sprains cause more pain than grade 1 and make it much harder to walk or put weight on the injury without crutches. The patient may temporary lose some function from the joint and has an increased amount of swelling, bruising, and tenderness. Grade 3 sprained ligaments cause an excessive amount of pain as the ligament(s) has been fully torn. The joint could possible not feel stable enough to use. There usually is an audible “popping” sound with this grade.
With any injury, you should always seek medical help as it is important to correctly treat injuries from the very beginning. This is especially critical if you are in any amount of pain. The following signs are definite reasons to call your doctor immediately: You heard a “popping” sound as the injury occurred, significant swelling, the injured area feels numb or it is hard to feel or use the extremities, you cannot walk or put pressure on the extremity or you have considerable pain, a high fever, and/or open wounds.
One major cause for knee replacements are ligament tears around the knee. Many partial or total knee replacement surgeries use a technique where the surgeon needs to remove or damage the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and posterior cruciate ligament (PCL).
Since ligaments are designed allow the bones and joints to move it adds quite a challenge to the healing process. Be sure to consult with your doctor. Your doctor will determine whether the ligament was torn partially or torn completely and what the appropriate treatment plan will be. Surgery is a potential fix for severe cases like Grade 3 ligament injuries. Tommy John Surgery, which has been conducted on many baseball pitchers after a ligament injury, is one example of a ligament sprain surgery.
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The Long Beach ligament sprain injury lawyers at DiMarco | Araujo | Montevideo are more than happy to come to your house or hospital room if you are unable to make it to our office. We are available to meet Monday through Friday between 8:30am to 5:30pm. By appointment, we will meet all other times including Saturdays, Sundays and in the evening.
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Long Beach, California
As a side note, the medical terms sprain and strain do sound quite alike but their meanings are rather different. Sprains refer to injuries to a person’s ligaments while strains refer to tearing muscles and surrounding tendons.
As any victim of a ligament sprain can tell you, they can be very painful and it is worth it to try and prevent them. You can try to do this by 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 lifting, turning your body, twisting, running, or playing sports.