Understanding Collateral Ligament Injury

A collateral ligament injury is a tear to the ligament that supports the knee joint. This type of injury usually occurs when the knee is bent and twisted, and it causes pain, swelling and popping or clicking in the joint. The MCL (medial collateral ligament) and LCL (lateral collateral ligament) are the most common collateral […]

Exertional Compartment Syndrome: What You Need To Know

Exertional compartment syndrome is a condition that occurs when the muscles in one of your leg compartments become too tight and compress the blood vessels and nerves inside the compartment. Compartments are separate spaces within your lower leg, thigh, or buttock muscle groups. These compartments contain muscles and their blood vessels and nerves. Exertional compartment […]

Your Guide To PCL And PCL Injuries

The posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) is located at the back of the knee. The PCL helps to stabilize the knee joint by preventing backward movement of the tibia (shinbone) on the femur (thighbone). It also helps to control knee hyperextension, which is when the knee bends backward beyond its normal range. The PCL works in […]

ACL and ACL Injuries

Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is one of the four major ligaments of the knee and a crucial component of the extracapsular knee joint stabilizers.  Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) is a ligament in the knee that helps connect the tibia with femur. It works to stabilize the knee by transmitting tension and weight to the femur. […]

LCL: Things You Should Know About LCL Injuries

The word ligament is used so often that it gets used for almost any injured area. However, there are many different types of ligaments in our bodies which are in charge of a lot of different things and whichever ligament is injured can lead to some serious problems. LCL and LCL injuries are not uncommon […]

What Is MCL (Medial Collateral Ligament) & What Are MCL Injuries

MCL stands for the medial collateral ligament. The MCL is part of your knee’s Ligaments, which help it move, support, and stabilize. Injuries to the MCL happen suddenly, often during sporting events. The common knee ligament, medial collateral ligament (MCL), is a broad band of connective tissue that crosses the inside of the knee joint. […]

Compartment Syndrome: What You Need To Know

Compartment syndrome is a condition where pressure within the muscles builds up, leading to circulation problems within that muscle compartment. It happens for two reasons: increased pressure due to swelling, or reduced blood flow due to internal bleeding. The pressure restricts the blood flow in the compartment and can lead to damaged nerves or muscles. […]

Osteoarthritis: What You Should Know

Osteoarthritis is also called Degenerative Joint Disease (DJD). It is the name for a group of common, wear-and-tear conditions of the joints. They are caused by the breakdown of joint cartilage and worn-out surfaces in joint replacements.  Osteoarthritis causes your joints to lose flexibility and become stiff; sometimes they click or crack when you move. […]

Scoliosis

Scoliosis is a condition that causes the spine to curve to the side. While it can affect people of any age, it is most common in adolescents. The exact cause of scoliosis is unknown, but it is believed to be caused by a combination of genetic and environmental factors. The most common symptom of scoliosis […]