How To Get Rid of Pain If You Have ACL/MCL Injuries or Meniscus Tears...Without Medication or Surgery!

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If you’re had an ACL or MCL injury, or a meniscus tear that’s been causing pain, discomfort, instability, knee buckling, or clicking, you’re in the right place. Whether you had a recent injury where the pain hasn’t gone away on its own, or you’ve had this pain for a while now, it’s important not to let the pain drag out longer than it needs to.

These are common knee injuries among active people, especially those that play sports like basketball, soccer, football, or tennis. When it comes to dealing with ACL/MCL injuries and meniscus tears, here’s what everybody wants to know…

"Do I Need Surgery?
"What Can I Do To Get Rid Of This Pain Without Medication?"

ACL/MCL injuries and meniscus tears can be tricky. Treatment really depends on the kind of injury and the type of tear.  

Sometimes surgery is necessary to repair the tear. However…many doctors approach this with a “surgery” first mentality. Even if it’s a minor sprain, “it needs surgery.” 

At Project Physical Therapy we specialize in working with these injuries. We can help you prevent surgery if your situation allows for it. We can also help you recover much faster if surgery is required. 

“How Can Choosing Project Physical Therapy Help Your ACL/MCL Injury or Meniscus Tear?”

At Project Physical Therapy we have a different approach to nearly all other “physical therapy” clinics out there. It’s called MyoMelt Therapy. 

We’re able to help people that have been let down in the past by multiple doctors, physical therapists, and chiropractors. We can help people who are tired of being pushed onto medication all the time, want to avoid surgery, don’t want any injections, have been visiting various doctors with no end in sight, or just sick and tired of constantly being limited in their daily life by their pain.

Using our unique MyoMelt Therapy approach, here are just a few things our Physical Therapy Team can do for you:

  • We can relieve pain and stiffness – fast. 
  • We can help you stop constantly worrying about the pain getting worse.
  • We can help you get back to the sports, activities, and hobbies much faster. 
  • We can help you do basic daily activities again with ease and without pain.
  • We can help you avoid dangerous surgery or steroid injections.
  • We will do a thorough examination to find out what’s really going on so that we can get to the root cause of your injury.
  • Pain can suck all the energy out of you and then block you from a good night’s sleep. We’ll help you sleep better and have more energy each day so you can get your life back.
  • We’ll make sure to provide you with the custom tailored treatment plan that will help speed up your recovery.
  • We can help you put an end to taking medication that can cause more damage and isn’t good for your health long term.
  • We can help keep you out of the Doctor’s office and from making useless repeat visits

If you’re interested in learning more, we invite you to book a free consultation at our Physical Therapy Clinic in Brooklyn to see if this is right for you. We call this consultation a “Discovery Visit.” MyoMelt is not right for everyone so unlike the typical approach you see at most doctors offices, we want to make sure that we can actually help you.

The fact that some of the things mentioned above have already happened does have a silver lining … You know what doesn’t work, and you’re closer to discovering the thing that does!

Please click the link below to request a discovery visit. The consultation is free of charge, and there is no obligation to book any appointments. Our goal is to help you make the right decision about your best options on how to get better and back to doing what you love – fast!

How Can Project Physical Therapy Help If You Do Need Surgery?

We hear all the time how a patient’s Doctor told them to “take medication” and “take it easy.” Once you are ready, many people are sent to a “traditional physical therapy” clinic where they are just a cog in a machine. 

You’re in a room with a bunch of people. They put on a bunch of different machines that don’t really do anything to help speed up recovery. The therapist would then spend a few minutes, showing you some simple exercises and then handed you a sheet of paper with more exercises to do at home. 

This is rarely the best advice over the long haul. Many patients end up going back to the doctor a short while later because there has been minimal improvement. Often the next course of action is a prescription for stronger medication and more rest. 

This type of “treatment” is why so many people that have sustained an ACL/MCL injury or meniscus tears improve so slowly.

This prevents you from getting back to your daily activities, hobbies, or sports that you love to do. Not to mention the effects the prolonged recovery is having on the people in your life! 

The post surgery recovery can be lengthy, it’s true. However our treatment methods allow you to achieve a much faster recovery than “traditional physical therapy” clinics that don’t use our MyoMelt Therapy approach. 

At Project Physical Therapy:

You won’t be treated with 2-4 other people in the same room.

You won’t waste time playing musical chairs on a bunch of useless machines

You won’t be with a therapist for 5-10 minutes, where they show you the same basic exercises they give to everyone – regardless of what YOU might actually be going through.

Your treatment will NEVER be influenced by what an insurance company will cover.