The number one injury in football is injury to the knee. Who can forget Willis McGahee’s knee injury when he got popped playing against Ohio State ( ouch, one can see that on the net). The knee is a complex joint and there is a lot to mess up. The knee joint has considerable mobility but combines the necessary strength and stability to lock into the upright position. One can: sprain or tear ligaments, bruise and tear meniscus, bruise and fracture bones, tear tendons, injure nerves and bruise or tear muscles. Over time, one can suffer much pain and swelling, from considerable wear and tear and arthritis in the knee.
Many knee injuries need knee surgery and physical therapy but most knee injuries can be treated conservatively in physical therapy. When treating sports injuries here at Advanced Care Physical Therapy , we block out one hour for an evaluation so we can figure out what is wrong and create a treatment plan for what exactly is wrong with the knee. Treatment can include: modalities, manual techniques, land exercises, aquatic exercises and home exercises.
The good news is that most knee injuries and even knee reconstructive surgeries ( we have some great orthopedic surgeons in the area) respond very well to physical therapy and one can get right back into sports and back to work. If you have any comments or questions about sports injuries or general injuries, send them here to me. But remember, this is for informational purposes only and is not a substitute for proper care and treatment from your physician or physical therapist. Come visit us at www.advancedcarept.com.
Ted Vlahoyiannis P.T.