Ligament Sprains & Tears
Sprains & tears are some of the most traumatic injuries that can happen to an athlete. An ACL Tear, for example, can leave an athlete on the sidelines for a full year! A broken bone, on the other hand, often heals within 6 months. One of the main side effects after a ligament injury is altered motion to the joints above and below. When you injure your knee, your ankle and hip change their bio-mechanics to accommodate a less painful motion. Keeping the neighboring joints functioning properly can VASTLY speed up recovery time and prevent recurrence of injury! Depending on the nature of your injury, we may co-manage with a physical therapist or orthopedic surgeon. If we need to send out for imaging such as an MRI, Center for Diagnostic Imaging in Lakeville is right down the street! Some common injuries we see are:
- Knee Injuries (ACL, PCL, MCL, LCL, Meniscus)
- Ankle Sprains and Tears
- Neck Sprains related to concussion
- Trauma or repetitive stress injuries to the shoulder, elbow, or wrist.
- Sprained or "Jammed" fingers