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Muscle & Connective Tissue Injuries

Why do ligament injuries take so long to heal?

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  • AGerald M. Silverman, Chiropractic Medicine, answered
    Because the pulling forces that ligaments must resist are extreme enough to damage softer blood vessels and nerves, ligaments do not have an extensive blood or nerve supply. If they do become injured, their limited blood and nerve supply results in a longer recovery and healing period.
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