Knee ligament damage – in a nutshell
Knee ligament injuries cause both pain and instability. These symptoms can substantially reduce the knee joint’s range of motion, making simple everyday activities like walking or climbing stairs daunting. Knee ligament injuries account for up to 40 % of all knee injuries, and are very common among young athletic adults.
While the injury may be confined to a single ligament, it can also involve multiple ligaments, and even the menisci. The more structures involved, the greater the functional impairment and the risk of neuromuscular damage.
Understanding knee ligament damage
One major factor involved in knee ligament damage is the loss of neuromuscular control. The lack of input from the damaged ligament prevents the muscle coordination needed to stabilise the knee, hence that familiar feeling of the knee “giving way” and suddenly losing control.
To accurately diagnose your knee ligament injury, your GP may perform a physical examination. If the knee is especially swollen, however, it might have to be drained. In some serious cases, the diagnosis will require an MRI scan.
How AposTherapy® can help
AposTherapy® is designed to effectively relieve pain, restore stability and prevent further deterioration. The treatment works by reducing and redistributing the loads away from the affected zones in the injured knee. It strengthens and retrains neuromuscular control, allowing all the knee’s structures to operate with optimal coordination for long-term health and stability.
Using a foot-worn device, worn for about one hour a day, AposTherapy® introduces “controlled micro-instability” – an innovative way of reeducating your muscles and correcting your body’s alignment. Research has shown that this results in effective pain relief and functional improvement for patients suffering from knee ligament damage.
Something uniquely special about AposTherapy® is that it fits effortlessly into your everyday life. The device can be worn during your activities at home or at work. It’s non-invasive, medicine-free, and super easy to comply with.
Is AposTherapy® right for me?
Generally, AposTherapy® is not suitable for individuals who:
- Have unexplained recurring falls
- Experience balance problems (that require using a walking aid indoors)
- Suffer from especially severe osteoporosis
Otherwise, if you have knee ligament damage and you want to enjoy walking again, then you are likely to be a good candidate for AposTherapy®.
Contact us for more information on how to get started.