Does knee pain and immobility have you questioning whether or not you have an ACL tear? ACL stands for anterior cruciate ligament. This ligament is one of the largest and most important on your knee. There are two main ways an ACL typically tears. First, a tear can occur while playing sports that require jumping or quick movement and change of direction. Second, ACL tears can also occur when someone comes in direct contact with another or the knee can no longer hold their weight. How do you know if you have a torn ACL? Here are 5 signs to look for.
Category: sports injury
There’s no denying that summer is here in all its splendor: the sunshine, the additional daylight, and the warm weather! Longer summer days usually means more time outdoors. As you get ready to go for a run, play some ball, or take to the golf course, remember that an increase in activity can also mean an increase in risk of injury.
Your sciatic nerve is the longest nerve in your body that runs from your lower back down your legs, ending at the feet. People who experience sciatica pains usually report the the sensation as “shooting pains” down one side of their body. Sciatica symptoms do not always require physical therapy intervention; however, PT services can