All About Anterior Cruciate Ligament Knee Injury (ACL)
Anterior Cruciate Ligament or ACL tear and injuries are prevalent in sports including rugby, football, basketball, tennis, and badminton. The sudden change of direction or sudden stops while running full speed is the culprit. Tearing the Anterior Cruciate Ligament is not easy, an ACL tear often presents with minor or severe damage to other structures, including PCL, MCL, and LCL as well as cartilage and meniscal damage within the knee. As the name applies, Anterior Cruciate Ligament is a ligament. Its purpose is to keep your leg from a forward or anterior dislocation. Prevention of posterior or backward displacement is through the PCL or the posterior cruciate ligament.
ACL and PCL strain are acutely painful. Pain from a torn anterior cruciate ligament can be felt in front of the knee, lower thigh and may even cause significant lower leg pain. Regardless of severity, anterior cruciate ligament injuries require utmost targeted attention for a speedy recovery. If the care you get is not sufficient, the degrees of tear may progress. The most common cause of ruptured ACL is neglect of minor tears. If you have an injured knee, visit our center. Our knee treatment protocol is the most advanced and most comprehensive non-surgical ACL tear treatment in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
You don’t need knee surgery to recover from a torn Anterior Cruciate Ligament or torn meniscus. Our center has treated thousands of patients with knee injuries successfully. Call us today before you opt for surgery. We offer the most holistic knee treatment in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Our chiropractors and physiotherapists are the experts you need to stabilize the knee and recover from an injury fast. As mentioned, ACL tears and injuries are exceedingly common. Non-surgical recovery is possible when you opt for care at centers that specialize in knee injuries. Knee injury such as ACL tears requires advanced clinical skills, knowledge, and technology. In short, your typical chiropractor or physiotherapist will not be able to do the care you need
Far too many centers lack the advanced therapeutic technology or have a poor understanding of the soft tissues that surround the knee joint. ACL is the essential ligament in the knee. For this ligament to function at or near 100% other ligaments and structures must also be functioning near optimum levels. Anterior cruciate ligament injuries rarely occur in the absence of damage or injury to other knee ligaments or structures. The human knee joint has four main ligaments:
- Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL)
- Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL)
- Medical Collateral Ligament (MCL)
- Lateral Collaterally Ligament (LCL)
Together, the four main ligaments connect the thighbone to the leg bone; forming the knee joint and provide stability as well as protection. Knee pain, leg pain, thigh pain, hip pain are common symptoms.
The Symptoms Of Anterior Cruciate Ligament
Sudden pain in the knee is the most common symptom of a cruciate ligament tear. Most of the time, the athlete becomes aware that something serious has happened in the knee region when a “pop” is heard in the knee. The popping sounds are the snapping of the cruciate ligament. ACL or PCL does not have pain-sensing nerves, and as such the tear in itself will not hut. But, the pain is the result of bleeding, which leads to knee joint swelling. Instability, weakness and an inability to walk may be experienced soon after an ACL tear.
Opt for the BEST Anterior Cruciate Ligament Tear or Injury Treatment without Surgery or Injections.
If you suspect a torn ACL, you should immediately consult one of our clinical research-based chiropractors to repair and stabilize the knee fast. However, in our center the care you is through combined collaborative efforts some of the best chiropractors and physiotherapist in Malaysia. Our integrative solutions are far superior to the singular efforts of chiropractic or physiotherapy. Why settle for one or the other when you can get care from both simultaneously. Our expert team of physical therapists and chiropractors have the required skills and experience to accurately diagnose any ligamentous injury or instability involving the knees, hips, feet or spine.
At our center, our initial goals are to stabilize your knee fast. Stabilization of the knee is accomplished through our focused and customized treatments through research-based chiropractic and clinical physcial therapy treatments. We will use a variety of modalities 9therapy devices and methods) to help stabilize the knee and improve your knee range of motion. Improvements in the range of motion are through specialized knee exercises, stretches, physical therapy and of course chiropractic. If you stay consistent with our treatment plan, you will reconstructive surgery, ACL tear surgery or injections.
The best method of ACL treatment is through conservative means. Surgery should be the last option and when the ACL has a full thickness tear. Partial ACL tears do respond well to conservative treatments. Key to success is accurate diagnosis and timely care.
What Should You Do with Torn Anterior Cruciate Ligament?
The P.R.I.C.E. therapy (Protection, Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation) is the immediate treatment process for an Anterior Cruciate Ligament injury. In fact, the cold and compression wrap therapy should be used for at least 72 hours. The sooner you start this, the better the outlook. Most ACL tears are partial; full thickness tears are common with severe injuries and those that did not follow the P.R.I.C.E. rule. Also, avoid any and all athletic activities once injured. Return to sports is possible once you have successfully completed your care with us. How soon you return to sports is dependent on the severity of damage and your willingness to follow our recommendations and treatment plans.
Knee brace ae good. But, stay away from the expensive ones. A knee brace should only be worn during the active phase of your treatments. In other words, you shouldn’t need it for more than a few weeks. However, for better results, please consult our clinical teams. There are differences in knee braces, you must choose the one most appropriate for your conditions. We can help.
If you have injured your knee, call us. Our clinical professional non-surgical teams can you with guidance, treatment, and accurate diagnosis. MRI exam of the knee is the gold standard in ACL and PCL assessment. Rest assured, if MRI is warranted, we will make the appropriate referral.
Do You Need Surgery for Anterior Cruciate Ligament?
ACL Tear surgery is only needed when you have a full thickness tear. However, the decision to operate or not and when to operate is usually a controversial one. Many other factors influence the decision such as the athlete’s age, lifestyle, occupation, and the degree of instability within the knee area. That is why you need to visit one of our centers. We can provide you with non-surgical options if there are any. Many centers offer limited or outdated methods of bracing and treatment that fails frequently. Limited methods of ACL therapy are the key reason why so many resorts to reconstructive surgery or the ACL tear surgery. If you have a knee injury, we offer the best non-operative knee pain treatment option in Malaysia.
Our expert medical team will guide you throughout the healing process. In fact, if the condition could be healed without surgery, our team will let you know. They will also guide you all the while. On the other hand, if an operation is essential, our clinical team will refer you to a reputed surgeon who can surgically treat your ACL or Anterior Crucistae Ligament injury or tear today.