Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is one of the four main ligaments in the knee joint that help with stabilisation of the knee joint. The ACL is located within the knee joint and it prevents the shinbone (tibia) from sliding out in front of the thigh bone (femur). It also provides rotational stability for the knee.
ACL injury is one of the most common type of knee injuries. It occurs when the ACL is sprained, partially torn or completely torn, mostly due to engaging in high intensity sports such as tennis, downhill skiing, volleyball, soccer, football, basketball and more. Most ACL injuries are complete tears that require surgical intervention to regain complete functionality of your knee. However, if you got a sprained or partial torn ACL, your local chiropractor in Lakeside Chiropractic can assist you with your healing process.
In most cases, ACL injury occurs during high intensity activities mentioned above, however, you could also injure your ACL while performing physically challenging activities such as cleaning your garage or doing some yard work.
Often knee ligament injury can happen in the following ways:
Sign and symptoms of an ACL ligament knee injury often include:
The treatment for ACL injury depends on the severity of the ACL injury.
At Lakeside Chiropractic, our trained professionals will provide you with chiropractic manipulation and exercise programmes that are best suited for your ACL knee injury and we utilise low level laser technique that will help reduce any inflammation or irritation that might be causing the pain. Lakeside chiropractic is located in Joondalup in Perth’s north and has visitors from many different suburbs including, Padbury, Kinross, Mindarie, Sorrento, Iluka, Carramar, Currambine, Tapping, Pearsall, Hocking and Woodvale. HICAPS Facilities available on site for major private health insurers (NIB, HCF, HBF, AHM, HCI and HIF) and also a part of the Medibank preferred practitioner and BUPA Members first network. If you would like to discuss any concerns, have any enquires or wish to book an appointment; feel free to contact one of our friendly staff on 9300 0095 or visit our website at www.lakesidechiro.com.au