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PCL Injury: Learn How It Happens & What You Can Do?

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Best Non-Surgical PCL Injury Treatment In Malaysia

The acronym PCL stands for the posterior cruciate ligament, one of the two most critical ligaments in the knee. The PCL ligament is similar to the ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) – connecting the femur (thighbone) to the tibia (shin bone). Posterior Cruciate ligament or PCL is stronger and more substantial than the ACL, but it does tear sometimes. A PCL injury is a too common source of knee pain and leg pain. An accurate diagnosis followed by targeted non-surgical treatment of a PCL injury is paramount to your complete recovery.

Illustration that shows PCL (posterior Cruciate Ligament)

How Common Is A Posterior Cruciate Ligament Injury?

Less than 20% of knee ligament injuries are PCL tears. Posterior cruciate ligament injuries that end up tearing the posterior cruciate ligament damages other cartilage or ligaments in the knee also. The ligament, in some cases, might even break off a loose part of the underlying bone. Focused non-surgical treatment is the first option for a posterior cruciate ligament injury.

Chiropractic Specialty Center® provides the best targeted non-surgical treatment of the posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) in Malaysia. We enrich our combined physiotherapy and chiropractic treatment of the knee and PCL ligament through advanced therapy methods and technologies. Call us today to start your recover without injections or surgery.


Illustration of knee ligamentsWhat Causes PCL Injury (Posterior Cruciate Ligament Injury)?

Posterior cruciate ligament or PCL injury occurs when there is a blow to the knee while the knee is in a bent or flexed position. Some of the most common causes include falling on a bent knee or striking one’s knee on the dashboard during an automobile accident. The posterior cruciate ligament injury is one of the most common injuries in sports. Acute knee injuries, including the PCL, and ACL injuries, are particularly common in skiing, baseball, badminton, tennis, football, and rugby. A PCL injury may cause anywhere from mild up to severe damage. Our Doctors of Chiropractic use the following classification of PCL injury:

  • A Grade I: There is a partial tear.
  • The Grade II: The tear is a little more extensive and looser than a Grade I
  • And Grade III: There is an entirely torn ligament, and the knee is unstable.

Posterior cruciate ligament problems may be chronic or acute. The sudden injury is what causes severe PCL problems. Chronic posterior cruciate ligament problems are injuries that develop over a more extended period.

Illustration showing anatomical structures surrounding the knee.What Are The Signs & Symptoms Of A Posterior Cruciate Ligament Injury?

Some believe that if they didn’t hear a “popping” sound, the injury is mild. However, the fact remains that most PCL injuries don’t have a “popping” sound. Popping sounds are more common in ACL injuries.

If you ignore knee aches, discomfort, or pain during sports, you risk getting extensive damage to your PCL. The continued participation of activity following a mild PCL injury is the primary reason why patients undergo therapy, injections, or surgical repairs. Therefore, don’t neglect the most insignificant damage, especially if it involves your knees. Knee injuries need immediate attention to prevent worsening or further injury to bones, joints, cartilage, ligaments, tendons, and muscles of the knee. The following are some of the more common symptoms associated with PCL injuries:

  • Difficulty bearing weight on the injured knee or walking
  • A Wobbly sensation inside of the knee
  • Knee pain
  • Swelling (mild up to severe)
  • Over time, PCL tears might result in the development of osteoarthritis within the knee.

How Is A PCL Injury Or Tear Diagnosed?

Our clinical teams are your best non-surgical teams for knee pain, an ACL tear, or PCL injury or tears. None in Malaysia can surpass our corrective methods of non-surgical PCL injury treatment. Methods. The key to our clinical success is our research-based methods of treatments enhanced through experience and technology. In short, we can help even if others fail.

To familiarize you with our methods of assessment, we have provided the steps our clinical teams take your assessment below:

During your evaluation, we will ask you several questions. Questions such as, what were you doing? We encourage you to be as detailed as possible, such as playing a sport or traveling in a car, by one of our chiropractors. Our clinical teams will also ask you the following questions:

  1. If your knee was twisted, straight, or bent at the time the injury occurred
  2. How your knee felt following the injury
  3. If you have experienced any symptoms

How We Evaluate Knee Pain, ACL, Or PCL Injury

The posterior cruciate ligament injury test by our doctor of chiropractic is done with you lying down on your back. Our Chiro will bend your knee, and press gently against the upper shin area. Abnormal knee movement during your assessment is often suggestive of a PCL injury (ligament tear).

Our clinical physiotherapist or research-based chiropractor might ask you to walk as well. If there is any abnormal walking motion that can also suggest that you have a PCL injury.

We may need to send you X-rays. Knee X-rays may provide additional information regarding a knee joint and posterior cruciate ligament. Pieces of bone may detach and break loose as a result of the injury.

The best diagnostic measure of an injured posterior cruciate ligament is through magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). An MRI can find the exact location of your PCL tear. PCL injury treatment at our center starts when we have thoroughly evaluated the severity of your injury.

Home Treatment For The Posterior Cruciate Ligament Injury

To initially treat a PCL injury, an approach called PRICE can be helpful. It includes the following:

  • Protect your knee from being injured any further
  • Rest your knee
  • Ice your knee with cold packs for a short period (10-15 minutes)
  • Compress your knee, like using an elastic bandage
  • Elevate your knee

Best Non-Surgical PCL Injury Treatment In Malaysia

Chiropractic Specialty Center® offers the best PCL injury treatment. Best of all, our treatments are non-surgical. Yes, it is possible to recover from an injured posterior cruciate ligament without needing to have surgery. The types of cases that don’t need surgery include chronic and acute grade II or a grade I PCL injury. We use research-based methods of PCL treatments. Please read this published research on the effectiveness of chiropractic care for cruciate ligament injury.

If you are suffering from a PCL injury, the targeted therapeutic measures that our clinical experts in physiotherapy and chiropractic use can be very beneficial. Whether or not you need to have surgery, you will need to have some form of rehabilitation and targeted physiotherapy.

Surgeon operating on a PCL.Our Chiropractic, Physiotherapy & Rehabilitation Of Knee Pain And Injury Is Better

At first, you will use crutches, and then gradually walk and place more weight on your knee. Either one of our clinical physiotherapists or a machine will help stabilize your knee joint so you can move your leg through the entire range of motion. It is quite common for all PCL injuries to have knee joint misalignment. We have the most exceptional chiropractors in all of Malaysia. The clinical chiropractors on our staff have a thorough understanding of knee injuries and have specialized treatment methods that are not offered by others. Recovery time for a posterior cruciate ligament injury (PCL injury) is faster when you get your physiotherapy and chiropractic treatment from us.

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