Injury to the knee ligaments cause the longest absences from the sport, and nearly half of these occur during tackling.29
Knee injuries can be caused by different mechanisms. They may involve particular structures, as in rupture of the anterior cruciate ligament, tearing of the meniscus, or multiple injuries. Because of the complexity of the knee, readers are advised to read the available literature about the anatomy and mechanisms of knee injuries. Medical procedures to treat knee injuries differ according to the severity of the injury.
Dry needling acupuncture is very effective in decreasing inflammation, swelling, and pain and in restoring range of motion. Regular weekly de-stressing treatment reduces the potential risk of injury related to intrinsic factors such as muscle fatigue and joint misalignment. For tissue swelling, daily treatment is the most helpful. For pain and rehabilitation, two sessions per week should be delivered. The treatment should be provided immediately after injury, as well as after surgery.
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