You hear a “popping” sound coming from your knee and it immediately starts to hurt. Within a few minutes your knee is swollen and it hurts to walk on it. You think you might have hurt your anterior cruciate ligament (“ACL”), so the first thing to do is probably go to a sports therapist or [...]

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Getting an ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) injury is something that’s dreaded and feared by just about every competitive athlete. For all its ability to withstand significant forces and translate the body’s powerful muscular energy into motion, the knee can in some ways be a relatively delicate joint. A twisting force applied at just the wrong [...]

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Getting an injury to an anterior cruciate ligament (“ACL”) in either one of your knees can be devastating to your athletic training program. With even a small tear to your ACL, you might find yourself unable to train or compete for months. Your knees are a particularly vulnerable part of the body that’s susceptible to [...]

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It’s a diagnosis that no competitive athlete wants to hear – “you have a torn ACL; you’ll need reconstructive surgery.” Horrible thoughts flowed through your mind, mostly along the lines of your athletic career being over, or that you’ll never get back to your former level of performance. Years ago a significant knee injury like [...]

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Competitive athletes are often trying to find the difficult balance between working out and training hard enough that they’ll excel when it comes time to compete, but not working out so intensely or so frequently that they have to cut back on their training because of fatigue or injury. In fact, even trying to determine [...]

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Surgery is the most common treatment for an ACL injury, but did you know that there are times when a non surgical ACL treatment may actually be better? This is great news for people who are not crazy about the idea of having surgery. Keep in mind that this may not be the best course [...]

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Finding a good ACL injury video online can help you learn quite a bit if you or a loved one has experienced this type of injury. Videos about the symptoms of a torn anterior cruciate ligament are available online, as well as videos about ACL treatments. There are also videos that can help you learn [...]

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Seeking treatment for ACL tear injuries is a serious matter. Learning as much as you can about the standard treatments for an ACL tear is crucial. When you become an informed patient, you are much more equipped to make the best decisions for yourself and your health. The treatment process for a torn anterior cruciate [...]

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If you undergo ACL rehab, exercises will most likely be part of your treatment plan. If you want to take your treatment a step further, you may be able to do some of your ACL rehab exercises in your home even on days that you do not have rehab treatment. However, you should check with [...]

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If you need to undergo ACL injury treatment, it is crucial to find a doctor that you trust. If your family doctor is willing and able to treat you, trust will most likely not be an issue. However, if your regular doctor thinks you should see a specialist for your injury, you might be a [...]

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