Knee injuries, such as ACL, PCL, and meniscus tears, are common sources of pain and mobility issues...
Knee injuries, such as ACL, PCL, and meniscus tears, are common sources of pain and mobility issues, particularly among athletes and physically active individuals. Understanding the nature of these injuries, their causes, and the various treatment options available is crucial for those affected by knee injuries.
What are ACL, PCL, and Meniscus Tears?
ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) tear: The ACL is a ligament in the knee joint that provides stability and helps control forward and rotational movement. An ACL tear typically occurs when the knee is twisted or hyperextended, resulting in significant pain, swelling, and instability.
PCL (posterior cruciate ligament) tear: The PCL is another ligament in the knee joint that provides stability and helps control backward movement. PCL tears often result from a direct impact to the front of the knee, such as during a car accident or a sports collision.
Meniscus tear: The meniscus is a piece of cartilage that provides cushioning between the thigh bone (femur) and shin bone (tibia) in the knee joint. Meniscus tears can occur due to sudden twisting or impact, or as a result of wear and tear over time.
Causes of ACL, PCL, and Meniscus Tears
Some common causes of ACL, PCL, and meniscus tears include:
Sports and physical activities: Sudden changes in direction, jumping, landing awkwardly, or collisions can result in these knee injuries, particularly in sports like soccer, basketball, and skiing.
Age and wear and tear: As we age, the cartilage in our knees can become more prone to tearing, making meniscus tears more likely.
Previous knee injuries: Individuals with a history of knee injuries are at a higher risk of experiencing further injuries due to weakened ligaments and instability in the knee joint.
Physiotherapy and Other Treatments for ACL, PCL, and Meniscus Tears:
Our experienced team of physiotherapists will facilitate healing at the acute inflammatory stage and help to return to sports activities and work IMS, spinal decompression, manual therapy, hydrotherapy, acupuncture, laser therapy, gym active rehabilitation.