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ACL Tears: Understanding Your Knee Pain

April 19 | 2024
Posted by Sharon Tierney

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  What is the ACL? The ACL stands for the anterior cruciate ligament, which is one of the stabilizing ligaments in the knee joint. It is located behind the kneecap and connects the femur to the shin bone (tibia). Importantly, this ligament prevents excess forward and backwards movements of the femur and tibia overtop each other. When people say their ACL is injured, this refers to either a sprain or tear of the ACL ligament. How is the ACL injured? Ligaments work as a connective, stabilizing band for two bones. The ACL, one of two ligaments that cross in the middle of the knee, connects your thighbone to your shinbone and helps stabilize your knee joint. ACL injuries often happen during sports and fitness activities that put high shear and stress forces on the knee: Suddenly slowing down and changing direction (cutting) Pivoting with your foot firmly planted (plant and…

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10 Common Injuries For Athletes

March 26 | 2024
Posted by Sharon Tierney

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Sports injuries can vary widely depending on the type of sport, the level of competition, and the mechanisms of injury. Some of these injuries you may have experienced yourself while others you may have heard of or even seen them happen on television. Our team at PhysioNow has treated many athletics and sports injuries over the years and would love to share our experiences with them! 1. Ankle sprains/tears Rolled ankles are very frequently seen sports injuries Often, injuries to the ankle ligaments are seen as a result of a running or jumping sport. In most cases, the ankle gets bent too far in a certain direction, resulting in fibers of the ankle ligament(s) getting torn. In the initial stage, ice, rest and management of pain and swelling are key. Most people will require some sort of brace or boot and take around 8 weeks to…

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Say Goodbye to Knee Pain with Orthopedic Custom Knee Brace!

May 04 | 2023
Posted by Sharon Tierney

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Say Goodbye and Beat knee pain with an Orthopedic Custom Knee Brace! Here at PhysioNow, we can help you recover from your knee pain faster by providing you with a Custom Knee Brace. There are many types of knee braces available for purchase. Therefore, it can be overwhelming to know which brace is best for you so does the type of knee pain. In this article, we will give you an overview of custom knee braces. Also, provide instructions on how to start the process of ordering your custom knee brace. Who can get a custom knee brace for knee pain? Custom knee braces are most used for individuals with/after: Post-operative recovery Knee instability Osteoarthritis Ligament or meniscal injuries Moreover, the brace is constructed using precise measurements taken from your leg. It is designed to only fit you. Why get a custom knee brace? Is it worth it for knee…

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ACL Rehabilitation

December 02 | 2020
Posted by Sharon Tierney

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ACL Rehabilitation ACL injuries are very common.  Most people know at least one other person who has gone through some kind of ACL injury.  But what exactly is the ACL?  Furthermore, what is ACL Rehabilitation? ACL Rehabilitation is a term used to describe the physiotherapy treatment that takes place after an ACL injury.  It is an important part of the recovery so that individuals can get back to their work and sport ACL Rehabilitation – What is the relevant Anatomy The term ACL stands for Anterior Cruciate Ligament.  Ligaments are soft tissues that connect 2 bones together.  Ligaments provide stability to the joint.  The ACL is found in the knee joint.  It is one of the most important ligaments in the knee.   ACL Rehabilitation – Where is the ACL located? The ACL is one of two ligaments found deep inside the knee joint.  The other ligament is called the…

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