Treating an Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injury
Following an injury to the Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL), whether moderate or severe, the affected knee can be incredibly sore and weak. The ACL is one of the four major ligaments in the knee and also one of the most susceptible to injury.
Hopefully, if you received medical attention, you would have been given a good rehab programme with the necessary help and support to get you back to full strength. Often, however, we injure this part of our knee in a less serious way, and we are left with a frustrating level of stiffness, soreness and weakness. This can hamper our efforts to maintain our fitness, and even make everyday tasks difficult and painful.
Teddington Osteopath’s resident Sports Massage Therapist, Dawny Christien, frequently sees this type of injury:
“It’s such a shame when people are doing all the right things, and yet they’re still not functioning fully. I find that I can help a great deal by using deep tissue massage, stretches and other techniques to bring back the full range of motion. Strengthening exercises are an important part of rehab too so, any ACL injury lasting longer than a few weeks, deserves the attention of myself or my colleagues here at Teddington Osteopaths.”
Contact us if you require any further information about Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) injuries.