ACL injuries are one of the most common knee conditions our Atlanta Chiropractors treat. Although most people believe anterior cruciate ligament injuries only affect athletes, the reality is that all types of people visit our chiropractic clinic for treatment. Consider the following information to help avoid ACL injuries and to understand how our services can help you recover should you experience one.
Causes of ACL Injuries
Most people who experience an ACL tear do so as a result of:
- Suddenly pivoting or changing directions while in motion
- Stopping abruptly
- Running quickly and then slowing down
- Jumping up and landing awkwardly
- Colliding with another person or object
Although these situations tend to occur during physical activity, they can also take place off the field or court at any time.
ACL Injury Treatment with Chiropractic Care
Chiropractic treatment provides significant benefits when it comes to maintaining a nervous system that functions correctly. The nervous system regulates everything in the body, including its ability to heal naturally. Therefore, it is also helpful for treating ACL injuries. Chiropractic adjustments performed on the knee are useful for restoring joint mobility and increasing the rate of recovery. Controlled stretches also help improve flexibility and heat therapy is useful for alleviating pain.
Depending on the extent of the ACL injury, you may require physical therapy to restrengthen areas of the knee that are most damaged. AICA Atlanta has a team of physical therapists onsite who can help you follow through with a variety of low-impact exercises that help you regain your mobility without exposing you to potential relapses. We also have some imaging devices that help keep track of your recovery and allow our Chiropractors to reassess your capabilities continuously.
Contact AICA Atlanta For ACL Injuries and Treatment
If you experience an ACL injury, do not hesitate to contact our chiropractic clinic for immediate treatment and pain relief. Our office is open Monday through Sunday and provides 24-hour access for your convenience. Just dial (404) 889-8828 to speak with one of our friendly staff members about scheduling a free consultation or an immediate examination.