Have you ever wondered what your knees are capable of even when you have knee pain after knee surgery? Are you afraid that you’ll never be able to get back to your former self because the knee pain is sometimes so great? 15 years ago I had those very same thoughts. I was about to […]
Andrew came to me 3 months ago frustrated and stuck in his life still having knee pain in his left knee 2 years after knee surgery (ACL Reconstruction Surgery). He did physical therapy but didn’t feel like it was getting him anywhere other than in more pain. He wanted something different that worked. Something based […]
We’ve all heard of athletes leaving the game after a dramatic fall or tackle that left them with a torn ACL. While an ACL tear is the most common ligament tear and one of the most common sports injuries, there are three other ligaments in the knee that can be torn, the MCL, PCL, and […]
Now this next piece I want to share with you is VERY VERY important, so pay extra close attention. Even though you got the x-ray back and there was nothing wrong with the bones in your knee there still may be issues with “soft tissue,” meaning tendons, ligaments, or cartilage that an x-ray is not necessarily going to pick up on. So as you are walking you will want to watch for your knee “locking” or “giving out.” This is a sure sign that you are having problems with the attachments in the joint. It is definitely best to go see an to check the knee out further to be safe.
But first, let’s look at the knee joint to see what brings it strength and stability to begin with. The main components of the body that hold the knee joint together are the ligaments.