A ligament and muscle injury occurs 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 ligaments because of a car accident, slip and fall or other accident.
Common ligament and muscle injuries include
- Rotator cuff tears
- Back sprains
- Ankle and wrist sprains
- Neck sprains
- Torn meniscus
- Elbow and foot ligament tears
What are the different categories of ligament and muscle injuries?
There are three categories of ligament and muscle injuries
1. Grade 1 – This is the mildest form of ligament and muscle injuries. This type of injuries don’t usually cause instability in the joints and involves minor muscle tears.
2. Grade 2 – Grade 2 injuries are slightly more severe than grade 1. There is damage to the ligament but joint instability.
3. Grade 3 – Grade 3 injuries involve complete ligament tears. Once you have a grade 3 injury, you won’t be able to put any weight on the affected area.
A ligament and muscle injury is a painful injury that requires extensive treatment and rehabilitation. During the period of recovery, you may not be able to perform your duties at the workplace or even carry out routine tasks.