Hoene Spring, MO

Hoene Spring, MO

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ACL Tear Greater Hoene Spring, MO. ACL tears have a tremendous effect on your active and daily routine. One second you’re running down the field, engaging in your favorite sport or playing with your kids, and the next instant you’re wondering if you’ll get to play or even go to work again. At Axes Physical Therapy in Hoene Spring, MO, we have devoted our practice to restoring our patients’ mobility and returning them to the activities they love. Our ACL tear rehabilitation specialists work with you as a team and create customize, empirically-backed treatment plans. If you’ve suffered an ACL tear, or any other injury, in Hoene Spring, MO, contact us online or find the most convenient Axes location for you. Our mission is getting every patient great results and getting you back to what’s most important to you, whether that means running the bases in your local Hoene Spring, MO league, or picking up your grandchildren without any pain.

What is the ACL? | Hoene Spring, MO Physical Therapy

Ligaments are bands found in joints made of tough, flexible connective tissue that connect two bones. The ligaments in the knee work to maintain stability in your knee by attaching your tibia (shinbone) to your femur (thigh bone). The ACL, or anterior cruciate ligament, runs down the center of your knee and forms an “X” with the posterior cruciate ligament (PCL). The ACL and PCL work in tandem to control the forward and backward motion of your knee, and the ACL prevents the tibia from moving too far forward on the femur and supplies stability when the joint rotates.

Most ACL tears are partial, but they can be completely torn as well. Depending on the grade of your ACL tear, your capacity to put weight on your knee and your movement will be affected. Regardless of how significant your injury, trust in the Hoene Spring, MO licensed physical therapists of Axes to help you fully recover.

Why an ACL Tear Happens | Hoene Spring, MO Physical Therapy

There are as many as 250,000 ACL injuries nationwide each year, and it is one of the most frequent knee injuries and sports injuries. Athletes who play contact sports and/or sports where there is a lot of cutting and changing direction are the most likely to get ACL tears. According to the National Athletic Trainers’ Association, almost three-quarters of ACL tears occur in non-contact injuries, such as cutting rapidly, and the rest are because of direct blows to the knee. External and internal factors could both contribute to an ACL tear:

External Factors

These are when your motion is disrupted immediately before the injury. Some examples are:

  • Landing on uneven ground or landing with improper form
  • Being hit by something or someone
  • Suddenly decelerating or switching direction
  • Swiveling with a firmly planted foot
  • Sustaining a direct hit to the knee

Internal Factors

These concern the structure and anatomy of the knee and legs. Some examples are:

  • The differences in anatomy between men and women
  • Flexibility of the hamstring
  • Differences in genetics

ACL tears don’t just transpire in sports, falls and work-related injuries can damage they ACL as well. They can become more common as we age and our bodies weaken. Women are 4-6 times more likely to suffer an ACL tear, likely because of anatomical differences.

Symptoms of an ACL Tear | Hoene Spring, MO Physical Therapy

After an ACL tear, you’ll likely feel pain at the center of the knee. You might not necessarily feel sever pain after an ACL tear unless other structural damage was done to the knee. Some signs that you may have suffered an ACL tear are:

  • Feeling or hearing a pop in your knee
  • Not being able to continue activity
  • Your knee becoming inflamed quickly
  • Reduction of range of motion
  • Not being able to bear weight your knee

If you suspect you’ve sustained an ACL tear, it’s vital to contact a physician or a licensed physical therapist in Hoene Spring, MO to diagnose your injury and get you the treatment you need. We offer free, no strings attached injury screenings and know many excellent doctors in Hoene Spring, MO that we can connect you with. Your Axes physical or occupational therapist, your doctor and medical providers, and you will join forces and work together to ensure your recovery is safe and efficient.

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How to Treat an ACL Tear | Hoene Spring, MO Physical Therapy

It is imperative to get effective and personalized treatment soon after your ACL tear. If your injury does not heal don’t, it can result in problems like obesity or osteoarthritis, which can greatly affect how you live your life.

Immediately after your ACL tear, you should use over-the-counter pain medication and the R.I.C.E. method to mitigate pain and swelling. A doctor will then examine you, evaluate your range of motion, and likely order an MRI to confirm the ACL tear and assess the completeness and grade of your tear.

Because ligaments do not receive blood flow, a complete ACL tear will not be able to regenerate by itself. That is why the aid of a licensed professional physical therapist is necessary to return to the activities you love. Surgery is the only means available to completely heal an ACL tear. So, surgery is often recommended for younger people, athletes who need their knee reconstructed in order to play, patients whose ACL tears were accompanied by other significant damage to their knee, or those whose ACL tear causes pain or weakness when performing basic, everyday tasks. In an ACL surgery, a surgeon will remove the torn ACL, take a graft from another one of your or a donors tendons, and use small incisions to attach it to the bones.

Once the new ligament is in place, your journey back to normalcy and the activities you love is still a long way from over. After surgery, you may be given crutches so you can get around for the next few weeks, as your quadriceps muscles will have weakened. Axes Physical Therapy offers both pre- and post-surgical rehabilitation for ACL tears in Hoene Spring, MO to optimize your recovery and the success of your surgery. Our ACL tear physical therapy specialists will lead you through your recovery process with a personalized treatment plan that has been demonstrated to work. As part of your treatment plan, we will:

  • Reduce pain and swelling
  • Educate you on your injury and the rehab process
  • Gradually and effectively get you back to bearing weight
  • Fit you for a brace and teach you how to safely use it
  • Do movement exercises and balance exercises to increase mobility
  • Perform strength exercises to return you to full strength
  • Possibly use electrical stimulation as a supplement to the exercises

You have the best chance for a full recovery by actively participating in it and trusting the licensed Hoene Spring, MO area physical therapists of Axes. Before you know it, we will get you back to tearing up the local softball league, or just enjoying being able to to climb stairs without any pain.

How to Prevent an ACL Tear | Hoene Spring, MO Physical Therapy

Unfortunately, many people suffer a second ACL tear and they can result in permanent repercussions. Included in your treatment program in Hoene Spring, MO, our Certified Athletic Trainers will help you understand the best practices that help to avoid another ACL tear later on. We recommend some of the following steps to prevent further injury:

  • Strengthen your core
  • Having strong hip and leg muscles
  • Practice correct form, for instance always landing with your feet directly over your knee
  • Maintain flexibility
  • Perform balance exercises
  • Always warm up before sports or other physical activities
  • Make sure you are using appropriate footwear

Our physical therapists dedicate themselves not only to getting you back to the activities you love, but doing everything possible to ensure that you stay off the sidelines.

Some of the other services we offer in Hoene Spring, MO are:

ACL Tear in Hoene Spring, MO | Axes Physical Therapy

It is normal to be anxious about your what your life will look like in the future after suffering a severe injury. If you’ve sustained an ACL tear, you probably want to get back to your normal, active lifestyle as quickly as possible. Trust in the knowledgeable professionals of Axes Physical Therapy to work in concert with you to produce a proven, personalized rehabilitation plan to return you to the football field, bowling alley, or just back to your normal, pain-free life. Contact us online or call the location are closest to you.

Services Offered

Services Offered
  • Physical Therapy
  • Pre/Post Surgical Rehabilitation
  • Acute Injury Management
  • Chronic Injury Management
  • Work Conditioning/Hardening
  • Functional Capacity Evaluations
  • Sports Physical Therapy
  • Pediatric Orthopedic Physical Therapy
  • Geriatric Physical Therapy
  • Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization
  • Vestibular Therapy and Post-Concussion Rehabilitation
  • Trigger Point Dry Needling
  • Free Injury Screenings
  • Kinesio Taping®
  • Blood Flow Restriction Therapy

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