Physical therapy for ligament injuries in Mountain View, California

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Meet with the best ligament injuries physical therapists in Mountain View, California

Mountain View, California, Luna has physical therapists with years of experience treating ligament injuries. Our PTs will work with you to create a physical therapy routine that’s tailored to your goals, the severity of your injury, and your fitness level. The ultimate goal? To help you get back on your feet and back to the activities you love — with maximum speed and safety.

What’s more? With Luna, patients can receive physical therapy for ligament injuries without having to trek to a clinic. Our physical therapists come to you to provide first-class treatment in the comfort of your own home — it’s physical therapy, delivered.

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What are ligament injuries?

Ligaments are tough bands of tissue that connect bone to bone or bone to cartilage, enabling joint movement. However, impact or overuse can cause the ligament to become injured, resulting in impaired mobility and severe pain. The most commonly injured joint ligaments are in the ankles, knees, and wrists.

When a ligament is stretched but not torn, it’s called a sprain. When it’s torn, however, the injury tends to be much more severe. Sprains and tears both frequently occur during athletic activities, when the ligaments are placed under increased stress. Physical therapy is a front-line treatment for both sprains and tears, although tears often require surgery before any physical therapy can be started.

Source: VeryWellHealth

Ligament injury symptoms

Ligament injuries are graded on a scale of I to III. Grade I refers to stretching of the ligament or a very small tear, resulting in little to no instability. Grade II injuries are more serious, though still not complete tears. Finally, grade III injuries are completely torn or ruptured ligaments, which often can’t support any weight at all.

Depending on the severity of the injury, pain can range from mild to severe. Most patients will experience swelling, inflammation, and sometimes bruising. It is common for patients to favor the uninjured joint or even be completely unable to move the injured joint.

The most common symptoms of ligament injuries include:

  • Pain
  • Swelling
  • Inflammation
  • Loss of mobility

Source: WebMD

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What causes ligament injuries?

Because ligament injuries are likely to occur due to a sudden impact, stop, or twist, they happen frequently during participation in sports or other activities that put increased stress on the knees, ankles, or wrists. Soccer, football, basketball, gymnastics, and downhill skiing are all considered relatively high-risk activities.

In addition, females appear to be at greater risk of tearing a ligament. Patients can otherwise place themselves at heightened risk by wearing footwear that doesn’t fit properly or using poorly-maintained or improper sporting equipment.

The most common causes of ligament injuries include:

  • Sudden stops or changes in direction
  • Twisting motions
  • Direct blows to the joint
Source: MayoClinic

Physical therapy for ligament injuries in Mountain View, California

Regardless of the severity, ligament injuries cannot be cured with rest alone. Physical therapy and surgery are typically the most-recommended treatment options. Physical therapy can help to improve joint movement, relieve pain, and prevent permanent damage to the ligament. PT can also return patients to peak form after surgery or even help them to avoid surgery altogether.

A therapist will likely use a mix of techniques tailored to the patient’s specific condition and personal needs. PT for ligament injuries tends to involve a mix of pain relief methods, coordination tasks, strength exercises, and stretching routines.

Source: WebMD
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Frequently asked questions

Where are Luna therapists seeing patients?

In the Mountain View area, our therapists are prepared to provide physical therapy sessions at your residence. We extend our services to all neighborhoods we cover, ensuring that we reach you and enhance the convenience of your PT journey.

Is physical therapy covered by insurance?

Luna collaborates with many insurance plans, making the benefits verification process a breeze. When you select Luna, your co-pay will consistently match the exact amount specified in your insurance plan for visiting a PT clinic. We accept all major insurances and Medicare.

Is there a waiting list for new patients?

Absolutely not! We believe in simplifying the process for patients to initiate their physical therapy with us. Welcoming new patients is a top priority, and for most, their first at-home physical therapy session can be arranged within just 48 hours of signing up. Our therapists maintain flexible schedules, operating from 6:30 am to 8:30 pm, seven days a week. Check Availability.

Who are Luna’s physical therapists?

The therapists affiliated with Luna are seasoned practitioners, with a minimum of 3 years of experience, frequently with many more years of practice. Every therapist undergoes a meticulous interview and thorough background check. Our collaboration is exclusively with therapists who are devoted to offering exceptional care to their patients.

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