Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) tear is an injury no athlete wants. The anterior cruciate ligament is a major band of tissues that connects the thigh bone to the shin bone at the knee joint. When you tear your ACL, you'll feel a sharp, intense pain or even hear a "pop." The knee will swell immediately, and you may not be able to walk on the injured leg. Women are more likely than men to experience an ACL tear.
Many believe that to repair an ACL tear they must undergo surgery. Before opting for surgery, work with a physical therapist. Physical therapists are trained to help with ACL tears. We can reduce pain, swelling, help you regain strength and movement. We will show you ways to modify your physical activities, so you put less stress on your knee. Treatment may include neuromuscular electrical stimulation, strengthening, and balance training.
If surgery is still needed, we will help you prepare for a quicker recovery by decreasing swelling and increasing the range of movement of your knee. At Rainey Pain & Performance, we provide the most extensive and intensive return to sport testing after ACL reconstruction surgery in Cochise County. You don't want to guess if you're ready to return to sport. We provide the answer which is not based on time but based on passing specific criteria.
One of our therapists, Dr. Osborne, an avid Crossfitter, loves working with athletes. He has comprehensive experience in treating people with ACL tears. Give us a call at 520-459-1386 to schedule an appointment.
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