Ligament Injuries

When a ligament has damage, it is no longer able to give support to the connective joint and as a result, it weakens that joint. Because ligaments play an important part of stabilization of the joints, they are also highly susceptible to injury. Ligament injuries to the knee, in the Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) and located behind the knee, are widely seen in athletes. In addition to the ACL, the Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) and the Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) and the Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) can also be injured. Because connective tissue such as ligaments must withstand a great deal of stress in day-to-day activities and have a relatively low blood supply, injuries can take a very long time to heal, and sometimes require surgery. Many professional athletes have had multiple surgeries to repair torn ligaments.

Most of these injuries will be confirmed with an MRI. Depending on the severity of the tear, arthroscopic surgery is sometimes necessary. If the tear is mild, you might be a candidate for a new procedure called Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy. This is a new treatment option for various orthopedic injuries and conditions which have traditionally required surgery or other extensive treatments. Using the patient’s own blood, specially prepared platelets are concentrated and then re-injected into the affected area. The platelets in turn release substances known as growth factors that lead to improved natural tissue healing.

Symptoms Of Ligament Injuries

Symptoms of torn ligaments include:

  • Cracking or a snapping sound and the time of rupture
  • Bruising, swelling, and pain with pressure of the joint
  • Restricted joint movement
  • Numbness

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We are a Pain Management Center in Manhattan, NY. We provided a one-on-one experience, using state of the art equipment, and proven techniques that reduce pain quickly and enable a return to normal function. With our services, we aim to ensure complete well-being of patients with a holistic approach.

At our clinic, we properly determine the cause of discomfort, plan strategies and suggest therapies, accordingly. Our main aim is to ensure the complete well-being and health of patients; therefore we use several holistic treatments that stimulate the ability of the body to repair the damaged area.

Our holistic treatments are extensively utilized in the form of an alternate to pain medications and surgeries in various musculoskeletal conditions, as it focuses on permanently treating the root cause of the pain. Our holistic treatments include: Prolotherapy, PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma), Sarapin Therapy, Zeel Therapy, and Stem Cell Therapy.

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