Knee injuries can be very scary and quite painful. If you have sustained a knee injury you may wonder if your tore your anterior cruciate ligament or ACL. You may have heard about ACL injuries from friends or family members or from the numerous professional athletes who have had ACL tears. This video blog will teach you about the 5 most common signs that you may have an ACL tear. As the video by Aleesha Uthup below explains, there are some common signs that you should be aware of concerning ACL tears. The 5 signs mentioned in the video include: 1. hearing a pop, 2. knee pain, 3. knee swelling, 4. knee instability, 5. loss of knee bending and straightening. Please remember that typically you will have more than just one sign of an ACL tear and a single sign rarely confirms an ACL tear. If you believe that you have some of the signs of an ACL tear we strongly advise you to seek out an asssessment by a healthcare provider to confirm your suspicion. If you have a confirmed ACL tear here is an ACL recovery timeline that can help you understand your recovery process.
To read the full blog and learn more about the signs of an ACL tear read Aleesha's blog: "The 5 Most Common Signs and Symptoms of an ACL Injury | Curovate."
You can download the Curovate app from the links below to get started on your ACL injury recovery. Curovate is a physical therapy app that provides daily video-guided exercises for every day of your ACL injury recovery or specific knee strengthening exercises to prevent an ACL tear. Curovate also tracks your progress and gives you the ability to measure your knee range of motion with just your phone.
If you need further customized assistance after your ACL injury or you simply want knee strengthening exercises to prevent an ACL injury check out our Virtual Physical Therapy page to book your 1-on-1 video session with a physical therapist.
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