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Old 07-20-2011, 06:49 PM   #1
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"loose" acl

So today after seeing a doctor for some patellar tendonosis, he told me I had a loose right acl that i should do prolotherapy for. only problem is, its three sets of one shot that costs a mere 499$ Anyone have any advice or knowledge on stretched acl's?
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Old 07-20-2011, 06:53 PM   #2
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Re: "loose" acl

He did Lachman's or anterior drawer test to figure that out?

Well, if you actually do have a loose ACL that can cause instability in your leg and screw with your athletic ability.

The question is... is it enough to warrant prolo or anything like that?

Prolo would be a good option if there's instability.

I think that if it hasn't been bothering you much before it certainly may be an extra medical procedure that you may not need (although instable ACL can contribute to patellar tendinosis possibly).

Generally, ACLs get lax as you age or have done any type of trauma or just through wear and tear. It's a fairly normal thing although if it's to the point where you have instability then that's obviously something thats too much you wanna get fixed lest it rupture while you're doing something.
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Old 07-20-2011, 07:13 PM   #3
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Re: "loose" acl

Not sure how he figured it out, but he jiggled my legs around and I could distinctly feel a difference between legs. It is something I'd like to take care of as I'm still young and would like to workout in years to come. He didn't really say the severity off it but are there natural ways to help this if its mild?
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Re: "loose" acl

Not really....

Getting stronger will help compensate for it.

Otherwise, something semi-invasive like prolo to tighten them up is the way to go.
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got it, thanks a for the help!!
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