Ligament Injuries (ACL/PCL)

What is ligament injuries (ACL/PCL)?

The ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) and PCL (posterior cruciate ligament) are structures in the knee that prevents forward/backward translation and rotation of the femur (thigh bone) on the tibia (shin bone). These ligaments lie deep within the knee joint and are very important for stability. The ACL and PCL are composed of strong, dense connective tissue. However, with extreme forces, the ligaments may be sprained or torn. If there is a full rupture of the ACL or PCL, surgical intervention is a common course of action.

Common Symptoms

  • Immediate pain at time of injury
  • An audible “pop” at the time of injury
  • Swelling, redness, heat
  • Limited range of motion
  • Feeling of instability in the knee

Treatment Strategies

Book a physiotherapy or chiropractic appointment to assess your knee injury. Our skilled clinicians can provide information regarding the degree of the injury and the best methods for recovery. Whether your injury rehabilitation process is surgical or conservative, our clinicians will help accelerate your progress, relieve pain, and restore function.

Some of the treatment techniques that may be beneficial include: