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The Orange County California ligament sprain injury attorneys at DiMarco | Araujo | Montevideo know that you or a loved one must be in a lot of pain if you are reading this page. We are sorry about the injury but we know that we can help you. We have had over three decades of experience fighting for our clients’ legal rights so they could concentrate on healing. Call us to set up a free initial consultation and case evaluation to discuss your specific ligament sprain injury case regardless of whether you sprained your ligaments working, playing sports, doing chores, at home, while running or anywhere else.
We have seen hundreds of people in your shoes: you have just been injured and it wasn’t your fault. You possibly feel like the rug was pulled out from under you. You worry about how you’re going to work, pay the bills, and get back to regular life. Call us so we can start using our experience and knowledge to help you. We can maximize your potential compensation under the law and we can ensure you are receiving the proper medical treatment. Call our Orange County personal injury attorneys at (714) 783-2205.
Ligament sprains happen to us when too much force or pressure causes the ligament to extend beyond its normal operating range. This may cause a full or partial ligament tear. The most common sprain is an ankle sprain.
Doctors have a grading system to rate how bad ligament tears are. The grading is based on how stretched or torn the ligament is after the injury. Grade 1 ligament sprains actually do not affect the strength of the joint and the pain is mild. This usually allows the patient to be able to walk without a crutch but not to be able to jog or run.
Grade 2 ligament sprains have much more pain than grade 1 and it is definitely harder to walk on an injury in that range. The patient loses some function from the joint and has an increased amount of bruising, swelling, and tenderness. Grade 3 ligament sprains cause quite a bit of pain. This is because the ligament(s) has been fully torn and the joint may not feel stable to use for the patient. There is normally an audible popping sound with injuries of this degree.
The following list shows the most common causes for ligament sprains that we have seen over our thirty-plus years as sprain injury lawyers. They are job accidents, auto/car accidents, sports injuries (eg: tennis, wrestling, baseball, softball, hockey, football, soccer, and running), skateboarding accidents, slip, trip and fall injuries, motorcycle accidents, bicycle accidents, pedestrian/crosswalk accidents, walking or running on an uneven surface, construction site accidents, work injuries, defective products, sudden twisting and trying to stop your body’s motion too quickly or awkwardly. What adds to the likelihood of sprain a ligament is if a person weighs twenty or more pounds over their doctor’s recommendation for their weight.
Any joint in our body can be sprained but the most common ligament sprains include sprained ankles, high ankle sprains, knee ligament sprains, anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) sprains, medial collateral ligament (MCL) sprains, lateral collateral ligament (LCL) sprains, posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) sprains, wrist sprains, patellar tendon (PTL) sprains, finger sprains, toe sprains, ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) sprains, and elbow sprains.
Spraining a ligament can happen very quickly. Ligament sprains are common while working as the long hours, repetitive motions and the need to continually do a job faster have all contributed to the number of ligament injuries. The most common ways employees hurt their ligaments while on the job include: tripping, falling, lifting heavy objects, accidents with work, factory, farm, or construction equipment, and stopping or rotating too quickly. Our Orange County work injury lawyers of DiMarco | Araujo | Montevideo is ready to handle your workers’ compensation claims as well as personal injury cases for ligament sprain injuries.
The terms sprains and strains sound almost alike but their meanings are quite different. Sprains refer to injuries to a ligament while strains refer to tears for muscles and their tendons. Ligaments are what connect bones to bones and thus they are very important for our mobility, stability, and movements. They will also use the full name description or acronym of the ligament sprain (like high ankle sprain or medial collateral ligament (MCL) sprain) since there is quite a range of sprains.
With any injury, you should always seek medical help. This is especially the case if you are in pain or discomfort. In the case of the following signs, it is even more important that you seek care: If you or the injured person heard a “popping” sound as the injury took place, if there is significant swelling, it is hard to feel or use the extremity, you cannot walk or you have a high fever, a lot of pain, or open wounds.
Injuries to ligaments are tougher than other injuries because the ligaments are meant to constantly move. With ligament sprains, it is important to determine whether the ligament was torn partially or completely. Surgery is possible for severe cases like Grade 3 ligament injuries. Tommy John Surgery, which has been made famous by baseball pitchers, is a type of surgery for severe ulnar collateral ligament sprains. Be sure to consult with your doctor to determine your treatment plan.
Some suggestions to prevent ligament sprains include keeping your body in good physical shape, starting your workout, activity, workday, or sport slowly with a warm-up and then stretching and always being mindful of proper form while turning your body, twisting, lifting, running, or playing sports.
One major cause for the need for knee replacements is ligament tears. Many total or partial knee replacement surgeries are now being done in such a way that they need to damage or remove the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and posterior cruciate ligament (PCL). The good news is that with the number of knee replacements growing every year, the technology and procedure has also improved.
The free initial consultations and case evaluations have been an effective way for our potential clients to get to know us and learn more about their potential cases and for us to share our experience with people considering their legal options. Our Orange County personal injury and work injury law firm operates all its cases on a contingency basis where you will not owe or pay us anything unless we win your injury case with a positive trial verdict or settlement.
The Orange County ligament sprain injury lawyers at DiMarco | Araujo | Montevideo will still come to your house or your hospital room if you are unable to come to our office. We are happy to do it. We are available to meet you and/or your loved ones during the normal office hours of Monday through Friday between 8:30 am and 5:30 pm and we will also meet you, by appointment, on Saturdays, Sundays, and in the evening. Contact us online or call us at (714) 783-2205 to schedule your free consultation.