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    Like to check if any folks here every torn your ligament in the arm. If so, how long does it take to recover your full strength? Is there anyway to help accelerate the healing process by in-take of special food or supplements?

    Thanks.

    Jeff

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    which part of the arm? or do you mean elbow?

    Torn my knee & ankle's ligament on separate occasions before. Duration vary depending on severity of tear. A torn ligament while never be fully recovered and can only be reconstructed (which i think is only treated on sports pro's) and they cost a bomb.

    Do see a specialist if your rice bowl depend on it (carrying camera gear)..

    Get well soon!

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    Quote Originally Posted by stingraytan
    which part of the arm? or do you mean elbow?

    Do see a specialist if your rice bowl depend on it (carrying camera gear)..
    Betw. elbow and wrist. Just slight but it has been 2 weeks now. Thought the strength in my arm has regained but when I went shooting in the field today, have serious problem holding a 200 prime steady

    will give it another month or so to rest.

    thanks.

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    Takes about 2-3 months to regain full strength and flexibility. This depends on age, health and whether you tax the ligament while its healing or not
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    It took me 3 months till I'm able to play soccer again when I had torn ligament on my ankle. But my doctor said that it would never really fully recover.

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    A lot depends on the severity of the tear, which one(s) is/are torn, etc. Aside from that, I'm not a doctor and you'd best get the opinion of a specialist.

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    Torn ligament = confirmed light duty for NS duration.
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    many many thanks for all the feedbacks.

    the tiny tear doesn't need surgicial reconstruction. just require ample rest. means no shooting for a few months

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    Just some advice, stay off using your hand including opening doors, closing taps. From your description, i suspect the pain is at the back of your wrist? Most likely your left hand? for supporting lenses right? If you really have to shoot, you can try taping it. Ligaments in the wrist don't heal too well because they're so small. If you need any more help, let me know.
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    if you need to support a 200mm prime, use a monopod or a trippod.Why risk your wrist?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ptwong
    Just some advice, stay off using your hand including opening doors, closing taps. From your description, i suspect the pain is at the back of your wrist? Most likely your left hand? for supporting lenses right? If you really have to shoot, you can try taping it. Ligaments in the wrist don't heal too well because they're so small. If you need any more help, let me know.
    Bingo! You are spot-on. The dull pain originates from the back of my wrist on my left hand.

    Guess will take a rest.

    Many thanks again.

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