Connective Tissue Injuries
Ligaments are bands of connective tissue that attach your bones to each other. There are four main Knee Ligaments:
- Anterior Cruciate Ligament – ACL
- Posterior Cruciate Ligament – PCL
- Medial Collateral Ligament – MCL
- Lateral Collateral Ligament – LCL
Each ligament serves a specific purpose, and performs an important role in your daily activities. Damage to knee ligaments typically involves surrounding soft tissue tears that, if not properly assessed, can be missed, resulting in improper treatment and poor overall recovery.
At Focus Physiotherapy, treatment for Knee Ligament injuries or tears begins with a thorough assessment to determine what collateral damage your body may have sustained.
Knee ligament injuries can result in significant functional deficits, both in sports and daily life. When treated comprehensively, it’s possible to minimize the negative effects. Our Registered Physiotherapists may recommend a brace for further knee protection during your recovery process and, afterwards, during strenuous activities.
Physiotherapy is considered to be as effective as surgery in the treatment of Knee Ligament Injuries, so we recommend that you start treatment as soon as possible. Physical Therapy will get to work on the pain immediately, and decrease the changes of you needing future surgery.