The treatment for an ACL injury will vary based on the severity. Your doctor may first perform tests to measure your range of motion. Next, they may order MRIs or ultrasounds to view soft tissues in the area. Ordering x-rays can also rule out any broken bones. If the injury is severe, it may require surgery. An orthopedic surgeon may then order an arthroscopy to get an inside look at the damage and assess what type of repair will occur.

If your injury is minor, you are in luck! With the help of sports medicine and a good sports injury treatment plan you can recover without the need for surgery. Your sports medicine doctor can help rehabilitate your ligament back to perfect function. Your doctor may direct you to use the RICE method (rest, ice, compression and elevation) and take over the counter pain medication when needed.

If you are suffering from an ACL tear or any other injury that is affecting your physical performance, we can help get on the road to recovery, fast. Dr. Bob Meyer at Spinal Rehab Sports Medicine has been helping patients for over 25 years to recover from sports injuries. Don’t suffer any longer and get back to what you love doing most!