Can physical therapy heal a torn ligament?

I have three torn ligaments in my knee, and my orthopedic doctor. Said he going to put me in physical therapy. Will this heal up my knee?

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  • Anonymous
    6 months ago
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    It won't heal the ligament - only time will do that. But it will help to make sure it heals properly and help you to build strength to prevent further injury. I was in physical therapy for a torn hamstring for a few months and healed just fine.

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  • 6 months ago

    No you need rest........

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  • Anonymous
    6 months ago

    It will not make the injury heal faster, only help you develop muscles to help reduce the amount of stress to the area during everyday physical activity. It could also be used to help start using your knee again after it has been injured and not used in a while.

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  • Murzy
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    It may help but it is probably required by the insurance company before they would approve surgery.

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