When most people hear ACL injury they Automatically think surgery. That thought process isn’t completely unfounded. If the ACL is actually torn, yes, surgery is needed in order to correct and repair the tear. Regular chiropractic care can help provide the needed support for postoperative recovery to ensure proper healing as well as preemptive prevention based treatment when you start to notice problems.
By correction of biomechanics dysfunction as well as nerve interference chiropractic can pave the way for the best possible form during exercise and sports which can help to prevent future damage and injury.
Prevention of ACL injuries takes into account routines that enhance flexibility as well as the strengthening of the legs. These exercises may encompass yoga, stretching of hamstrings, quads, calf raises, toe raises, lunges, squats, and pilates. Strength training is encouraged starting with light weights only and slowly working your way up.
The result of stronger more flexible knees is that the knee joint becomes increasingly resilient in its musculoskeletal structure which supports the knee.
Regular massage and chiropractic can help keep your entire body in alignment keeping undue wear and tear off of the joints of the knees, ankles, and hips. When working in proper alignment tears, pulls, and strains become far less or a risk.
The knee is a joint known as a hinge joint. Stability is provided by your muscles in your thighs. ACL tears are most common in sports such as soccer, football, basketball, and lacrosse. The reason being is that an ACL tear occurs when the foot is firmly planted, the knee is flexed, and the thigh rotates internally while the shit moves in the opposing direction rotating externally. This makes the ACL highly vulnerable.
The stronger and more conditioned your legs are the more stability you have in not only the knee joint but all other joints as well. Keeping yourself in good condition and getting rest when you need it are both crucial to healthy knees.
If you are feeling pain of any kind in your knee come to see Dr. Jason Kaster, D.C. while you are still in the prevention and strengthening stage and help head off the need for ACL surgery down the road.
Chiropractor | Nutritionist in Ft Myers, FL
Chiropractic care is a safe, alternative treatment when applied appropriately. Chiropractic treatments help in dealing with the symptoms of many conditions. Add to that, nutritional recommendations that can help your body heal itself. Are you going to wait for your symptoms to be felt, or are you going to prevent it as soon as possible?
Dr. Jason B. Kaster, a chiropractor in Fort Myers can help you and your family achieve their optimal health.