An ACL tear is short for anterior cruciate ligament tear and is one of the most common knee injuries out there today. Sports-enthusiasts taking part in basketball, soccer, football, or other contact sports are more likely to end up with this particular injury. There are typically three levels of ACL tears or sprains:
Symptoms of an ACL tear typically include a noisy popping sounds, swelling in the affected area, sharp pain, numbness, and a lack of mobility.
We start by identifying the severity of your tear and will work with you to alleviate some of the stress on your knee joint to relieve your pain and improve your mobility. We also work to strengthen your knee so that you heal the correct way.