Calf Strain (Tear)

Calf-Strain

Last updated: 7th October, 2017   What is it: Overstretching or tearing off part of the calf muscle Symptoms:  Pain behind the knee or in the back of the calf, bruising, swelling & difficulty walking Aggravating Activities: Walking, running, pushing down through toes Onset: Can occur suddenly when changing speed or direction or gradually from repetitive running or jumping Treatment: rest, PRICE, […]

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Will a torn ACL heal itself?

ACL-MCL-tear

Last updated: 7th October, 2017   Unfortunately, the ACL cannot heal itself. Proper medical treatment is required to repair an ACL tear. Treatment options for ACL tear           When there is a complete rupture and the ligament is not functioning, the best treatment consists of surgery, including the reconstruction of a new ligament. If the patient has […]

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Hamstring Injury

Hamstring Injury

Last updated: 7th October, 2017   What is it: A tear in one of the hamstring muscles on the back of the thigh. It is one of the common sports injuries. Symptoms: General achy pain in back of knee where hamstring tendon attaches to the bone. Sharp pain behind knee with sudden movements Aggravating Activities: Bending the leg, sudden acceleration or […]

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Meniscus Tear Symptoms

Meniscus Tear Symptoms

Last updated: 7th October, 2017   Many people experience a pop at the time of injury and after some days there is swelling and stiffness. Meniscus Tear Symptoms: Patients often remark that the knee feels “tight”. Sometimes the knee is unable to straighten completely and remains locked. Another distinguishing symptom is that the knee feels that […]

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