The most common knee surgeries are carried out as a result of an ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) tear, a MCL (medial collateral ligament) tear or a torn meniscus. It is not uncommon for serious sports people to experience a combination of these or even all three. If you are having knee surgery that is for an ACL tear, MCL tear or torn meniscus then the following typical knee surgery recovery timeline provides a guide for your post-operative recovery.
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What should you do when you suffer a musculoskeletal injury such as a sprained wrist or a strained back? Most people are advised to rest, apply ice and compression, and temporarily, elevate the injury site if possible (not so easy with a back strain). This technique, known as RICE (Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation), is widely used in sports medicine today.
There are lots of methods for applying cold and compression to the injury. “Low-tech” cryotherapy treatments include Continue reading “How Cryotherapy Systems Reduce Pain and Swelling”
Professional athletes typically suffer more injuries than the average person, primarily because they subject their bodies to more rigorous activities. Fortunately, they are often able to return to the field after recovering from the injury or a related surgery. Sports medicine has come a long way over the years and trainers are now able to get athletes back in the game faster than ever before. They use many of the same recovery techniques that are available to everybody else, but they also employ a few tricks to help accelerate healing.
The ACL surgery recovery techniques that athletes use are no secret. You can take advantage of the same knowledge and technology that they do to get back on your feet faster. Continue reading “3 Proven ACL Surgery Recovery Techniques Used by Pro Athletes”