What is PCL knee injury?
A PCL injury is caused by the PCL (Posterior Cruciate Ligament) one of the knee ligaments in the knee joint connecting the thighbone (femur) to the shinbone (tibia) being suddenly stretched beyond it’s limits causing strain, partial tear or complete PCL tear usually due to a forceful blow to the knee while it is bent or falling on a bent knee.
PCL knee injury symptoms
PCL knee injury symptoms are: Mild to moderate pain at the back of knee, rapid knee swelling, wobbly sensation in the knee and trouble walking or bearing weight. A PCL injury is one of the least common knee injuries.
PCL injury treatment
Your physiotherapist will physically assess and test painful movements and muscle strength to diagnose grade of PCL ligament injury, use hands on physiotherapy, shockwave therapy, dry needling, and taping. Advise re avoiding or modifying certain sport activities. Provide PCL injury exercises via our exercise prescription software Salaso. Prescribe knee supports, kinesiology tape, resistance bands and foam roller.
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