Physical therapy for the knee commonly involves the cartilage and the ligaments in and around the knee. Injuries like ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) tears, MCL (medical collateral ligament) and LCL (lateral collateral ligament) injuries, Meniscus tears, degenerative joint disease (aka arthritis), and patellofemoral problems.
Treatment for these injuries should involve not only the injured knee, but also the non injured side, the ankle, the hip, and the core. Proper physical therapy for full recovery must address the other parts of the body that is affected by the knee as well as parts that actually control the knee. The muscles that control the stability of the knee actually are connected at the hip.
If you are about to have knee surgery to repair any of the above problems, consider using some natural foods that help with healing and reducing scar tissue formation. Foods like pineapple and spices like turmeric can help with the healing process.
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