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Symptoms of ACL tear

October 17 | 2017
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Signs and Symptoms of ACL tear This blog will talk about signs and symptoms of ACL tear. The Anterior Cruciate Ligament, or ACL, is a very important structure of the knee joint. Its main function is to stop the shin bone from moving too far forward when the knee is straightened. The ACL also prevents the knee from rotating too far inward. As a result, a tear to this ligament can have very negative effects on knee function and stability. A potential injury to the ACL has fairly easily recognizable signs and symptoms. Mechanism of injury of ACL Tear The mechanism of injury is very important in identifying an ACL injury. The ACL ligament is often injured when the leg is pivoted with the foot planted. It can also result from a direct blow to the outside of the knee. It is common to see ACL injuries in soccer and…

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ACL REHAB

October 14 | 2017
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Knee Injuries ACL REHAB ACL REHAB is very important for you to get back to your normal life! injuries lead to pain, inflammation, internal bleeding and instability. Mechanism of Injury The mechanism of injury is a sudden rotational force that occurs when the foot is planted on the ground. Symptoms of ACL tear During certain movements you may feel instability and pain such as when walking and coming down stairs. Muscles may get weak because they respond to stress put on them during weight bearing activities. After injuring the ACL, people tend to to avoid pain. This can lead to decreased balance, strength and control in the muscles. It may further lead to locking of other structures that are also involved with an ACL tear. This includes meniscus and medial collateral ligament injuries. Is Surgical Repair required? Surgical repair may be needed for a fully torn ACL depending on the…

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Baker’s Cyst

October 10 | 2017
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A Baker’s Cyst, also known as a popliteal cyst, is a fluid-filled swelling that causes a lump at the back of the knee. This leads to tightness and restricted movement. The Baker’s Cyst can be painful when you bend or straighten your knee. ϖ Causes of a Baker’s Cyst Synovial fluid is a clear liquid that normally circulates through the spaces in your knee joint. Sometimes the knee produces too much of this fluid. The increasing pressure forces the fluid to the back of the knee via a one-way valve. This creates a bulge. This  swelling of the knee causes a Baker’s Cyst to form. The most common causes of a Baker’s Cyst are: damage to the knee’s cartilage (meniscus) arthritis of the knee rheumatoid arthritis other knee conditions that cause joint inflammation ϖ Symptoms of a Baker’s Cyst Some patients may have no pain and may not even notice the…

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Osgood-Schlatter disease

March 11 | 2017
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Osgood-Schlatter disease Osgood-Schlatter disease can cause a painful lump below the kneecap in children and adolescents experiencing growth spurts during puberty. Osgood-Schlatter disease occurs most often in children who participate in sports that involve running, jumping and swift changes of direction — such as soccer, basketball, figure skating and ballet. Age ranges differ by sex because girls experience puberty earlier than do boys. Osgood-Schlatter disease typically occurs in boys ages 13 to 14 and girls ages 11 to 12. The condition usually resolves on its own, once the child’s bones stop growing. Osgood-Schlatter Disease SYMPTOMS Most parents call the doctor after their child complains of intermittent pain over several months. The pain may be anywhere from mild and felt only during activity to severe and constant. Other symptoms may include: • pain that worsens with exercise • relief from pain with rest • swelling or tenderness…

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Knee Injuries: Meniscal tears

May 06 | 2016
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knee injuries: Meniscal tears Knee Injuries: Meniscal Tears The meniscus is cartilage that fits between the large bone of your thigh and the smaller bones below your knee. It acts as a shock absorber for your knee. There is one on the middle side and one on the outside of each knee. Knee injuries: meniscal tears can happen during activities that cause direct contact or pressure from a forced twist or rotation. A sudden pivot or turn, deep squatting, or heavy lifting can lead to injury. The meniscus weakens with age, and tears are more common in people over the age of 30. Movements like squatting or stepping can lead to injury in someone with a weak meniscus. If you have osteoarthritis, you’re at higher risk of knee injuries: meniscal tears. Osteoarthritis is a common joint disorder involving pain and stiffness in your joints caused by…

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