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  • Writer's pictureSuzanne Earehart, DC

Common Knee Injuries and Their Recovery Times: A Guide for Athletes

Knee injuries are a frequent concern for athletes, often hindering performance and daily activities. At Hybrid Health Sports Chiropractic & Rehab, we see a variety of knee injuries, each requiring unique treatment and recovery periods. Here are the most common types and their typical recovery times:

(Recovery time does vary on a case-by-case basis and recovery intensity)

1. Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Tear: An ACL tear is a severe injury often resulting from sudden stops, changes in direction, or awkward landings. Recovery from ACL surgery typically spans 6 to 9 months, involving extensive physical therapy to restore strength and stability.

2. Meniscus Tear: The meniscus can tear due to forceful twisting or sudden impact. Depending on the tear’s severity and treatment method—either rest, physical therapy, or surgery—recovery can range from a few weeks to 3 months.

3. Patellar Tendinitis: Also known as "jumper's knee," this injury arises from repetitive stress on the patellar tendon. Recovery often involves rest, ice, and physical therapy, usually taking 6 weeks to 6 months.

4. Runner’s Knee (Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome): Caused by overuse or misalignment, this condition leads to pain around the kneecap. Recovery generally involves rest and physiotherapy, taking about 4 to 6 weeks.

At our practice, personalized treatment plans and cutting-edge rehabilitation techniques ensure athletes return to their sport stronger and more resilient. If you’re experiencing knee pain, contact or visit us to start your journey to recovery!


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