LIGAMENT (ACL/MCL) INJURIES/TEARS
An injury to a ligament can range from mild to severe depending on the severity of the tear. Ligaments keep the knee stable from excessive movement. Ligament injuries can be caused by twisting your knee with your foot planted, stopping suddenly when running, extending the knee too far or by jumping and landing on your knee.
Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL), Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL), Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) and Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) tears are common injuries that can happen over time or suddenly.
- Sudden pain in joint
- A loud pop or snap during injury
- Inability to weight bear without pain and a feeling of looseness in the knee
Our physical therapists will work with your physicians to evaluate and treat your injury with the use of therapeutic modalities, massage, manual therapy techniques and stretching/strengthening exercises. Ligament Tears may require surgery. Whether you are a surgical candidate or not, we will work with your physician to help you decrease your pain and regain your function. Our goal is to help you return to your favorite activities.