Knee Ligament and Meniscus strain
Rugby requires a myriad of movement patterns including cutting, jumps, back peddling etc. Most knee problems occur with fatigue, which leads to poor biomechanic and more use of the knee joint vs the muscles. The increase torque on the knee along with decreasing knee stability from fatigue may lead to ligament and meniscus strains, accentuate from external tackle.
What can you do?
Rest from training and seek appropriate medical advise if pain persist.
Consider wearing a sleeve brace to support fatigued muscles.
What can MyPhysio do?
We will usually start with some knee testing to see what structures are involved if there is no prior MRIs taken.
Next we check on your balance and foot structure.
Provide good advice on proper activity and movement modification to optimise movement mechanic.
Our first goal is to get you pain free while concurrently improve on your knee mechanics to maximize usage of your knee musculature rather than your knee jointor ligaments.
We go through footwork drills, strength and conditioning advice to correct muscle imbalance and optimise mechanic efficiency, strength and power to reduce risk of injury