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The Hierarchy of Knee Injuries

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The Hierarchy of Knee InjuriesWhen it comes to athletes and the types of potential conditions they may experience and undergo, it is important to realize injury is a very strong possibility. However, along with the injury may come a period of therapy and rehabilitation for their recovery. Oftentimes, the rehabilitation and exercises that are done during the therapy sessions can result in the athlete performing even better than before the injury.

A knee injury can be caused in just about any sport or physical activity. A knee injury can be in the form of a torn ACL, torn meniscus, dislocated knee cap, torn MCL or PCL and ruptured tendons. Although sports medicine may temporarily relieve the pain for many types of injuries, a serious knee injury may require much more of an advanced treatment. A chiropractic care may have their injured patient undergo several physical therapy sessions for their particular injury. The physical therapy may be required prior and post surgery in the case surgery is required to repair the injury. A torn ACL, MCL and PCL will usually require surgery for full athletic abilities, and many times the meniscus may even have to be shaven off if it has been torn for a long time. Once a meniscus has been torn, there is a certain amount of time from when it has been torn to where it can be repaired. If the injured individual waits too long to get their meniscus repaired, it will more than likely become too damaged for repair. The meniscus is the cushioning cartilage between the knee joints which enables people to run, jog and walk without any pain or chances or potential chances of arthritis.

When any of these knee injuries occur, a visit to the chiropractic care will enable the patient to not only gain strength back in their legs, but also an amount of confidence that will allow that to belief in the abilities of their body once again. With therapy, rehabilitation, sports medicine and consistency, a former injured individual can take great strides in their athletic abilities which may allow them to experience a side of themselves they have never met before. The therapy sessions can be so effective, that in one instance they may feel like a frail bird that has just fell on the ground from a high placed nest, to a high flying basketball player that is ready to make a high flying appearance on the highlight reels.

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Three Ways to Avoid Knee Replacement Surgery

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Three Ways to Avoid Knee Replacement Surgery

A knee injury can be completely deflating. Are you suffering from a torn meniscus injury? Have you been told that your ligaments are “shot” because of your knee injury? Do you have a large tear in a tendon making it impossible for you to walk with any comfort? Maybe you have a knee injury because you suffered though a car accident and your knee is fractured?

  1. Seek out a chiropractor. A good alternative health care professional will take your whole body, muscles and skeleton into account when recommending a therapy plan. In fact, a chiropractor is likely your best bet. When you need to do all you can to avoid surgery, a few adjustments and a strong physical therapy plan will go a long way toward getting your knees back into shape.
  2. Get into a physical therapy program with a sports medicine therapist. Some people think that sports medicine is just for athletes. Combined with a good chiropractic adjustment, physical therapy will help you to build back strength and redevelop your confidence to hold your body weight. Your knee is such an important tool for walking, running, lifting, squatting, and nearly every possible range of motion with your legs. A good physical therapist with a background in sports medicine will keep you motivated and work well with your chiropractor to construct a plan for long term recovery.
  3. You should get serious about weight loss. Losing weight is possibly the most important thing you can do to avoid knee surgery. If you have osteoarthritis, the most common form of arthritis, losing ten to fifteen pounds is the best thing you can do for your knees. If you end up needing surgery in the future then losing weight can also reduce your risks for complications. The weight loss may also reduce added stress to your knees which can greatly improve your rehabilitation time.

Getting back on your feet is no laughing matter. If your primary physician is pushing corticosteroids and pharmaceuticals, you can count on a never-ending cycle of pain management. Surgeons may believe that their interventions will save the day but often fail to mention that you will likely still end up with a long term recovery program that requires the same methods, and techniques that could save you from surgery in the first place. Often times, a skilled and knowledgeable chiropractor can assign the appropriate therapy, and possibly avoid knee surgery, altogether.

Always make sure to weigh all of your options as every unique case has its special needs. When seeking out a care provider, it is a smart idea to find one that specializes in all three areas of medicine and therapy.

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