Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) - one of the major ligaments in your knee and the commonly injured during sports that involve sudden stops or changes in direction, jumping and landing; such as soccer, basketball, football and downhill skiing.
You will hear or feel a "pop" in the knee when an ACL injury occurs, your knee may swell, feel unstable and become too painful to bear weight.
Depending on the severity of your ACL injury, treatment may include rest and exercises to help you regain strength and stability or surgery to replace the torn ligament followed by rehabilitation. A proper training program may help reduce the risk of an ACL injury & seek immediate care if any injury to your knee causes signs or symptoms of an ACL injury. The knee joint is a complex structure of bones, ligaments, tendons and other tissues that work together.
It's important to get a prompt and accurate diagnosis to determine the severity of the injury and get proper treatment. There are a number of factors that increase your risk of an ACL injury, including; being female which is possibly due to differences in anatomy, muscle strength and hormonal influences. Participating in certain sports, such as soccer, football, basketball, gymnastics and downhill skiing. Poor conditioning.
Wearing footwear that doesn't fit properly Using poorly maintained sports equipment, such as ski bindings that aren't adjusted properly Playing on artificial turf surfaces
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