Ligaments are strong fibrous tissues that bring bone together. Ligaments are very robust. They can be overextended or even ripped. When a tear occurs, it is usually because of direct force to a joint such as a misstep on an uneven surface or other form of excessive physical activity.
- Muscle spasms
- Difficulty in moving joint normally
- Apply an ice-pack to the affected area
- Wrapping or bandaging the area to alleviate swelling
- Elevate torn ligament area to reduce swelling