Are you curious about what the ACL does?
Are you in search of pain relief options once you have hurt your knee?
Our knee is the most injured joints in the human body. A few bones make up the knee joint. The knee cap is sometimes incorporated in the definition of the knee joint as well. These aforementioned bones are the femur (thigh bone), tibia (main lower leg bone) and the fibula (next to the tibia). There are also two cruciate ligaments just below the patella. These are referred to as the Anterior Cruciate Ligament and Posterior Cruciate Ligament. These two ligaments connect the femur and tibia together and help provide you with knee stability. The ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament) helps in stabilizing the knee by aligning the bones while bending and straightening the knee.
2. Some ACL Statistics
According to statistics about 78% of ACL injuries occur during playing sports like football, soccer, skiing, and basketball. Studies show that ACL injuries more often, you will see that ACL injuries occur in women more than men. Research is being carried out on why is this so.
When the injury occurs to your ACl, you may feel as if the knee is giving out. One of the symptoms of ACL injury is hemarthrosis. The bleeding inside the joint spaces is called hemarthrosis. It results in pain and swelling. Sometimes the foot and knee change their color to blue due to hemarthrosis.
4. Knee Braces For Support
When you are looking for a helpful treatment alternative, after an ACL injury, it is time to look at the use of a well designed knee support. These braces can help to provide you with meaningful support and this can help to reduce your pain as well. - Many physicians will request that their patient seriously consider using a knee support after an injury. The meaningful support that these braces can provide can boost your physical and emotional confidence after such an injury has occurred.
* This article provides you with the information, and although we feel very strongly about the benefits of knee braces for an injured knee, it is best to seek medical advice from your physician.
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