Common Knee Injuries and How Physio Can Help
Knee injuries are quite common, particularly among athletes, and can range from mild to severe. In this post, I’ll discuss the top 3 most common knee injuries and how booking a physiotherapy appointment can help.
ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament) Tear:
The ACL is a ligament in the knee that helps stabilize the joint. An ACL tear is a common knee injury that occurs when the ligament is stretched or torn. This injury often occurs during sports that involve sudden stops and changes in direction, such as basketball or football.
The meniscus is a cartilage in the knee that acts as a shock absorber. A meniscus tear is a common injury that occurs when the cartilage is torn. This injury is often caused by twisting or turning the knee, such as during sports or other physical activities.
Patellofemoral syndrome is a common knee injury that occurs when the patella (kneecap) does not move properly over the femur (thigh bone). This can cause pain and discomfort in the knee joint. This injury often occurs in athletes who participate in sports that involve running, jumping, and sudden changes in direction, such as basketball or volleyball.
Physiotherapy can help in the recovery from these three knee injuries – and many, many more – by developing a personalized rehabilitation program tailored to the individual’s specific needs. The physiotherapist will work with the individual to improve their range of motion, strength, and stability in the knee joint. This helps reduce pain and improve mobility, allowing the individual to return to their normal activities.
Booking a physiotherapy appointment can help individuals recover from knee injuries by providing personalized care and rehabilitation programs. Physiotherapists are experts in the musculoskeletal system and can develop effective treatment plans to help individuals recover from knee injuries and return to their normal activities.
If you are struggling with knee pain, give us a call and book in! Our physiotherapists in South Edmonton and Stony Plain can help you get relief today! We will help determine precisely what is causing your knee to have pain and how best to get results! Book an appointment online or call us at 584-635-5555 (South Edmonton) or 780-591-5555 (Stony Plain).
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