ACL Injury Treatment

Overview

An ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament) injury refers to the tearing or stretching of the ACL, one of the major ligaments in the knee.

Symtoms

Common symptoms of an ACL injury include a popping feeling in the knee, swelling, instability, and difficulty bearing weight on the affected leg.

Causes

ACL injuries typically occur due to sudden stops or changes in direction, direct impact on the knee, or improper landing from a jump. These movements can place significant stress on the ACL, leading to tearing or stretching of the ligament.

Risk Factors

  • High-impact sports such as soccer, basketball, football, and skiing.
  • Previous history of ACL injury.
  • Poor neuromuscular control or imbalance in leg muscles.

Prevention

  • ACL injury prevention exercises]
  • Correct techniques for jumping, landing, pivoting, and directional changes
  • Protective gear like knee braces

Treatment

Prompt diagnosis and treatment are important for ACL injuries. If you suspect you have an ACL injury, consult with a healthcare provider right away. Early detection of ACL injuries is key to effective treatment and management.

Grey Method offers hands-on therapies that can complement the recovery process for diagnosed ACL injuries. Contact our team for more information on how we can help your healing journey.

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