Explanation Of Ligamentous Laxity (ligaments Are Too Loose)?
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Hello Manda Talitha,
Ligamentous laxity is a ligament that is too loose. Ligaments function to connect bones with bones, are flexible but strong enough to support activity, bone movement, and body posture. Ligamentous laxity can be caused by genetic disorders and trauma, for example due to repetitive movements. The severity of ligamentous laxity varies and this condition can also increase a person's risk of injury.
Symptoms that may be experienced by people with ligamentous laxity are:
Pain, tingling or like being electrocuted on the affected part
Muscle spasms or cramps
Frequent injuries, easy dislocation of joints
Hypermobility, joints can be more flexible than normal people
The sounds in the joints
The diagnosis of ligamentous laxity is made through physical examination and a scoring system. Handling is mainly intended to strengthen the muscles around the ligaments to help support the body and movement. The use of knee sleeve / knee support for immobilization (limiting mobility) can be considered. Various types of knee support can only be in the form of tight fabrics, some with straps so that they can be adjusted tightly or not, some with plastic or metal as a stronger support generally adjusted to the activity you are working on and the severity of ligamentous laxity experienced. The use of knee support must be accompanied by physical exercise as well to keep strengthening the muscles around the knee. Do not create dependency. Ligament surgery is needed in severe cases. You can consult further with an orthopedic specialist. Thus the explanation from me, may be useful.