The therapists located on Dolson Avenue in Middletown, NY are equipped to treat most sports related knee injuries. The most common sports related injury affecting the knee is a tear to the anterior cruciate ligament, or the ACL, as it is commonly called. ACL tears occur when the foot is planted firmly and the knee pivots, twists or turns suddenly. Such injuries can occur in any sport, but are most common in basketball, football, soccer and skiing. ACL tears can also occur during exercise or dance. Once the ACL is torn, the mechanics of the knee change and create abnormal pressure on the meniscus and articular cartilage of the femur and tibia. When the ACL injury is left untreated, the meniscus can be damaged and the risk of osteoarthritis increases sharply.
Here at Dolson Avenue in Middletown, we will first evaluate your sports related knee injury to determine the source of the pain. This is done through an extensive interview about how the injury occurred, your medical history, physical examination of the area and x-rays. Once the source has been determined, we will prescribe the best treatment plan for you. This may include physical therapy, chiropractic care and in some cases, acupuncture.