Physical Therapy in Fairmount, NJ
Have you recently had an ACL tear and don’t know what to do next? Do you live in the Fairmount area? Look no further than the team at Pro Staff Physical Therapy. We have a convenient location in Kearny, NJ to help you with all your needs.
At Pro Staff Physical Therapy, we work with all stages of ACL tears. Whether you are looking for help to get back to a sport or planning to have surgery to fix the tear we are here to help. We understand that each patient will have unique movement goals and we want to make sure that your treatment is addressing all your needs. No matter where you are at with your recovery, we have a team that can help.
Why is the ACL Important?
The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is the ligament that extends from the femur to the tibia. This ligament is very important to stop excessive movement between these two bones. When this ligament tears there is often a feeling of instability and pain because of the lack of stabilization. For athletes that compete in dynamic movements it can be hard to return to sport with an ACL tear.
There are a few different approaches to treating an ACL tear. There is more conservative treatment that is focused around healing your body itself or surgical interventions. Therefore, it is important to work with your surgeon and physical therapist to ensure you are getting the right treatment and care for your specific injury.
Common Symptoms of an ACL Tear
- Pain along the front and back of the knee.
- Decreased flexion and extension of the knee.
- Difficulty walking or standing is secondary to pain.
- Deep ache within the joint.
- Clicking or snapping within the joint.
- Feelings of instability with walking or running.
Where and When to Start
Physical therapy after an ACL tear is important to control the initial inflammation and assess what your function is. Physical therapy can help improve strength around the joint and improve overall function. The body is incredibly good at healing itself when given the right mobility and strength to support the knee.
Surgical intervention is often the next step after a ACL tear. This may be the best option for athletes that wish to compete at a high level and for sports that involve dynamic movements. It is important to wait a few weeks after the initial injury to determine the extent of your overall function and to allow the leg to become stronger if you do decide to go through surgery.
The physical therapists at Pro Staff are experts in treating all stages of ACL tears and post-surgical repairs. We will help you with every step along the way to get back to your normal self.
Get Started Today
If you are struggling with an ACL tear and live in Fairmount, NJ come down to Pro Staff Physical Therapy in Kearny, NJ. We will help you understand your options and work with you no matter what your goals may be. Contact our office at 551-230-0665 to schedule an appointment today.