Common Skiing Injuries: Knee Ligament Sprain 滑雪常见损伤：膝盖韧带损伤
The medial collateral ligament (MCL) is a thick fibrous band on the inside part of your knee that attaches from your femur to your tibia and provides stability to the knee joint. The MCL is the most commonly injured ligament from Skiing or Snowboarding.
According to Paletta et al, MCL injuries account for 15%-20% of all skiing injuries and 60% of knee injuries.
Pain,swelling and instability are all common with this injury. It is possible that you will lose some joint range of motion and struggle to put weight throughyour leg initially. You may feel unstable when walking on uneven ground or tryto change directions quickly.
If you have any of these signs and symptoms,it is suggested you see a Doctor or Physical Therapist.
MCL injuries can be managed non-operatively unless you have a severe tear or multiple injuries. Initially rest, ice, compression, and elevation are suggested. Once the initial pain and swelling has been controlled, then graded exercise underthe guidance of a Physical Therapist is suggested.
Doctor of Philosophy, University of Central Arkansas
B.S. Exercise Science, University of Arkansas
Chinese Olympic Committee PT
Certified in Spinal Manipulative Therapy, Certified in Dry Needling
Certified in Personalized Blood Flow Restriction Exercise
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Nathan Tiarks is an American APTA American Board-Certified Doctor of Physical Therapy.
While working for the China rowing association, Nathan was the team doctor for the national team. In 2019, the rowing team earned China’s first Gold Medal in the Men’s Open Double and qualified two boats to the Tokyo Olympics 2020.