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PCL Sprain Pain Relief

A PCL sprain is an injury to the posterior cruciate ligament, one of the four major knee ligaments located in the back of the knee joint. Whether it’s an injury from work, playing sports, keeping fit or just getting older and not being in the shape we once were, CARESPACE Health+Wellness can help.

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The best treatment for PCL sprains in Kitchener Waterloo

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CARESPACE is less than 10-minutes away

Good news – if you’re looking for PCL sprain treatment near you and are in the Kitchener Waterloo area, there’s a CARESPACE multidisciplinary clinic less than 10-minutes away (book by selecting a discipline below). And even better, our evidence-based team is driven to get the results you want so you can be your best.

There are many causes of PCL sprains

PCL sprains are most often caused by a sudden change in momentum or misstep, or can be caused by a direct impact from an object. Other causes of a PCL sprain include repetitive hyperextension of the knee, as well as rotational stress on an already weakened ligament. Treating a PCL sprain entails chiropractic adjustments to restore normal alignment and movement patterns, physiotherapy exercises for strengthening and flexibility, and massage therapy to promote healing. Pain relief techniques such as icing or laser may also be used to reduce inflammation and discomfort. In extreme circumstances where there is significant tearing or instability, surgical repair may be necessary to restore full functionality.

Get the best treatment to help your PCL sprain

We all know that health and wellness is important, but with so many competing priorities, it’s hard to stay on top of it. CARESPACE provides the best treatment options to help heal your PCL strain quickly. CARESPACE uses a result-oriented, natural approach to rehabilitation and wellness with your choice of Chiropractic, Massage Therapy and Physiotherapy. CARESPACE practitioners work together to understand both your primary concerns and long-term health goals. Multidisciplinary evidence-based plans are designed to address the root causes and are developed to provide fast and long-lasting relief to ensure you can start living your healthier life today.

What is a PCL sprain?

A PCL sprain is an injury to the posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) located in the center of the knee joint. It occurs when this particular ligament is stretched beyond its normal range, either from a fall, twist or blow to the knee.

What are the symptoms of a PCL sprain?

Symptoms of a PCL sprain include pain and soreness, difficulty bearing weight on the affected leg or walking due to pain, instability in the knee joint and swelling. In some cases there may be a reduced range of motion due to pain or swelling of the tissue around the knee joint. Diagnosing a PCL sprain often requires an MRI, as well as physical examination from a specialist.

What are the treatments for a PCL sprain?

Treatments for a PCL sprain typically include chiropractic adjustments, physiotherapy, massage therapy and rehabilitation exercises. Chiropractors use a combination of chiropractic adjustments and soft-tissue therapies to relieve pain and restore mobility in the injured area. Physiotherapy involves stretching and strengthening exercises as well as low impact cardio activities to ensure the injury heals properly. Massage therapy can reduce muscle tension and soreness while promoting healing in the connective tissue around the PCL. Finally, rehabilitation exercises can be used to improve range of motion, strengthen all supporting muscles and promote optimum movement patterns in the injured area. Together these treatments can help patients fully recover from a PCL sprain.

Get the PCL sprain treatment that's right for you

Choose Your Chiropractor

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With chiropractic care, you can relieve pain and improve your range of motion. Chiropractors use a variety of techniques to alleviate PCL strain symptoms including adjustments, soft tissue techniques and exercises.

Choose Your RMT

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Massage therapy can be effective in treating PCL strain. By applying pressure and manipulating the affected area massage therapists can help reduce inflammation and improve range of motion alleviating symptoms. Massages can help prevent future injuries by keeping muscles relaxed and flexible.

Choose Your Physiotherapist

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Physiotherapy can be incredibly beneficial in treating a PCL strain. By using a combination of exercise, manual techniques, and other modalities a physiotherapist can help to alleviate pain, reduce swelling, and improve range of motion in the affected knee.

Not sure which discipline to select?

Chiropractic, Massage Therapy and Physiotherapy can all be effective for PCL sprains. Choose any one of the above. Once the initial assessment has been completed, you will be directed to the discipline and practitioner who will be able to deliver the best results.

Still not sure? Simply give us a call at (519) 208-2273 and we will help find the right therapy for your needs.

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