Re: 4 torn ligaments....advice?
Hello there, Sonaria,
I would strongly reccoment RICE (rest, ice, compression and elevation) as much as possible until you see your Dr. I would go so far as to even reccomend non-weight bearing, but that is only my opinion.
I know that you are feeling frustrated and want the pain to end, but surgery is not always the best first step... sometimes it can make things worse instead of better, but this does not mean that surgery might not be the best path for you to get the best result.
When you see your Orth on Tuesday explain your doubts and fears. Be polite but be firm that it does not seem to be getting better and you do not want this to go on if there is something that needs to be done.
Many times muscular, tendon and ligament damage can be 100 times worse than bone damage, and can take alot longer to heal.
If you are not happy after tuesday with how your Ortho is handling this then I would reccomend seeking a second opinion with another Ortho, maybe one specializing in Sports Medicine.
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