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Corrective Exercises
Meniscal Cartilage Tear

Passive knee extension: Do this exercise if you are unable to extend your knee fully. While lying on your back, place a rolled-up towel under the heel of your injured leg so the heel is about 6 inches off the ground. Relax your leg muscles and let gravity slowly straighten your knee. Try to hold this position for 2 minutes. Repeat 3 times. You may feel some discomfort while doing this exercise. Do the exercise several times a day.
This exercise can also be done while sitting in a chair with your heel on another chair or stool.
Heel slide: Sit on a firm surface with your legs straight in front of you. Slowly slide the heel of the foot on your injured side toward your buttock by pulling your knee toward your chest as you slide the heel. Return to the starting position. Do 2 sets of 15.

Standing calf stretch: Stand facing a wall with your hands on the wall at about eye level. Keep your injured leg back with your heel on the floor. Keep the other leg forward with the knee bent. Turn your back foot slightly inward (as if you were pigeon-toed). Slowly lean into the wall until you feel a stretch in the back of your calf. Hold the stretch for 15 to 30 seconds. Return to the starting position. Repeat 3 times. Do this exercise several times each day.
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Knee Issues

The location of the knee pain can vary depending on which structure is involved. With infection, the whole knee might be swollen and painful, while a torn meniscus or fracture of a bone gives symptoms only in one specific location.

ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury)
An ACL injury is usually a sports-related knee injury. About 80% of sports-related ACL tears are "non-contact" injuries. This means that the injury occurs without the contact of another player, such as a tackle in football.
Most often ACL tears occur when pivoting or landing from a jump. Your knee gives-out from under you once you tear your ACL.

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ACL Ligament Injury 

Symptoms of ACL rupture:  
❖  A “pop” sound 
❖  Severe pain and inability to continue activity 
❖  Knee Swelling 
❖  A feeling of instability or ‘giving way’ in the knee

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Knee Bursa
Knee bursitis swelling is within the bursa, not the knee joint. People often call any swelling of the knee joint "water on the knee," but there is an important difference between fluid accumulation within the bursa and within the knee joint.

Symptoms of knee bursitis are usually aggravated by kneeling, crouching, repetitive bending or squatting and symptoms can be relieved when sitting still.

Factors that cause it may include muscle weakness, tightness, pain inhibition, leg length discrepancy, training techniques and more.

Patellar Tendonitis
Patellar tendonitis is an injury that affects the tendon connecting your kneecap (patella) to your shinbone. The patellar tendon plays a pivotal role in the way you use your leg muscles. It helps your muscles extend your knee so that you can kick a ball, run uphill and jump up in the air.
Patellar tendonitis is most common in athletes whose sports involve frequent jumping – such as basketball and volleyball. For this reason, patellar tendonitis is commonly known as jumper’s knee. However, even people who don’t participate in jumping sports can experience patellar tendinitis.
For most people, treatment of patellar tendinitis begins with soft tissue treatment with Myotherapy to stretch and strengthen the muscles around the knee.

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Torn Meniscus
A torn meniscus is one of the most common knee injuries. Any activity that causes you to forcefully twist or rotate your knee, especially when putting the pressure of your full weight on it, can lead to a torn meniscus.
A torn meniscus causes pain, swelling and stiffness. Your knee might feel unstable, as if it’s going to collapse. 
Conservative treatment – such as rest, ice and medication and myotherapy – is sometimes enough to relieve the pain of a torn meniscus and give the injury time to heal on its own. In other cases, however, a torn meniscus requires [arthroscopic] surgical repair.

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  Torn Meniscus 

ITB Syndrome
ITB Syndrome (Iliotibial friction syndrome) is one of the most common causes of "Runner's Knee" and can account for up to 22% of overuse injuries in runners. Being an overuse injury, it is caused by repeated trauma rather than a specific incident.

There are varying degrees of severity of ITB Friction Syndrome. The most common symptoms include:

❖  Sharp or burning pain just above the outer part of the knee
❖  Pain that worsens with continuance of running or other repetitive activities
❖   Swelling over the outside of the knee.
❖   Pain during early knee bending 
❖ Gradual onset of symptoms which if they persist for greater than 4 weeks can cause major sport or activity interference.

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MCL & LCL Injury
Patients with this condition may notice an audible snap or tearing sound at the time of injury. In minor cases of a MCL tear, patients may be able to continue activity only to experience an increase in pain, swelling and stiffness in the knee after activity with rest (particularly first thing in the morning). Often the pain associated with this condition is localized to the inner aspect of the knee.
In cases of a complete rupture of the MCL, pain is usually severe at the time of injury, however, may sometimes quickly subside. Patients may also experience a feeling of the knee going out and then going back in as well as a rapid onset of swelling (within the first few hours following injury). Patients with a complete MCL tear generally cannot