When it comes to personal injuries, one of the most frequent target is the knees. Because the knee is the largest joint, it is most vulnerable to all kinds of problems, from arthritis, to bone spurs, meniscus tears, to dislocations, as well as a host of other debilitating complications.
At the office of Therapeutics Unlimited, our skillful and knowledgeable professionals are well equipped to handle every type of injury to the knee. One of the most common problems we see is injury to the anterior cruciate ligament, known as an ACL. These occur most often in athletes involved in strenuous sports such as soccer and football.
Although ACL damage most often occurs during high-intensity sports activities, those problems can be accompanied with injury to other parts of the knee, including cartilage, meniscus, and other ligaments. Athletes are acutely aware of knee injuries, where pain is also accompanied by swelling. These injuries often cause instability, as though the knee were giving way. When there is pain and swelling, it is a sure sign that you have injured your knee. In addition, it may catch, or have a tendency to lock up. Many knee injuries cause instability, as though the knee is buckling beneath you.
Whether or not your treatment involves surgery, rehabilitation plays a key role in getting you back to your daily activities. At the office of Therapeutics Unlimited, are experts in the diagnosis and treatment of ACL injuries. Depending on the severity of the condition, we will apply the appropriate therapeutic techniques and exercises to improve your knee’s form and function — and get you up and back in the game! Find out more about our services by giving us a call today.