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Managing Knee Ligament Injuries

At Holistiq Spine & Orthopaedic Clinic, we understand the debilitating impact knee ligament injuries can have on your daily life. Whether it’s a result of a sudden twist during a sports activity or an unfortunate accident, knee ligament injuries can disrupt your mobility and quality of life. That’s why we’re here, offering comprehensive care and support tailored to your individual needs.

Understanding Knee Ligament Injuries

Knee ligaments are essential components that provide stability and support to the knee joint. When these ligaments are compromised due to trauma or injury, it can lead to pain, swelling, and instability. There are four main ligaments in each knee:

  1. Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL): Located in the center of the knee, the ACL is crucial for controlling rotation and forward movement of the shin bone.
  2. Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL): Situated at the back of the knee, the PCL helps in controlling backward movement of the shin bone.
  3. Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL): This ligament provides stability to the inner knee.
  4. Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL): Similarly, the LCL offers stability to the outer knee.

Recognizing the Signs and Symptoms

Symptoms of knee ligament injuries can vary depending on the severity and specific ligament affected. Common signs include pain, swelling, instability, and difficulty in movement. Injuries to the ACL or collateral ligaments may result in a popping sensation at the time of injury, followed by instability and discomfort.

When to Seek Medical Attention

If you’ve experienced a knee injury and are unsure about its severity, it’s crucial to seek medical attention promptly. Immediate medical care is necessary if you’re unable to walk, notice a deformity in your knee, or experience severe pain. Additionally, if you’re experiencing persistent pain, swelling, or instability in your knee, consulting a healthcare provider is advisable.

Causes of Knee Ligament Injuries

Knee ligament injuries can occur due to various factors, including sports-related activities, accidents, or sudden movements. The ACL, in particular, is prone to injury during activities that involve sudden stops, changes in direction, or direct impact to the knee. Sports like basketball, football, and skiing pose a higher risk for ACL injuries. On the other hand, collateral ligament injuries often result from a blow to the outer side of the knee, commonly seen in sports like hockey and football.

Diagnosis and Treatment

We utilize advanced diagnostic techniques, including X-rays, MRIs, and arthroscopy, to accurately assess the extent of your knee injury. Once diagnosed, our team of experienced healthcare professionals will develop a personalized treatment plan tailored to your specific needs. Treatment options may include pain medication, physical therapy, minimally invasive procedures, and in severe cases, surgical intervention.

Experience Comprehensive Care

At Holistiq Spine & Orthopaedic Clinic, we’re committed to providing compassionate care and effective treatment solutions for knee ligament injuries. Our team of specialists is dedicated to helping you regain mobility, alleviate pain, and achieve optimal knee health. With our expertise and commitment to excellence, you can trust us to guide you through every step of your recovery journey.

Don’t let knee pain hold you back. Call us today at (469) 444-7246 to schedule a consultation and take the first step towards a pain-free, active lifestyle.

**Disclaimer:** This webpage is for informational purposes only and is not intended to replace professional medical advice. Always consult with a healthcare provider before making any changes to your diet or treatment plan.

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