Learn more about ligament injuries

ligament injuries

No one wants to miss time doing what they love. Unfortunately with the nature of activity, most people at some time will receive a ligament injury. 

Developed a sprain? Our osteopaths will determine the cause, provide you with a diagnosis and give you a plan to get you back playing again as soon as possible. 

What are ligament injuries?

Ligaments help stabilise our joints by connecting between one bone and another and injuries. Injuries to these ligaments are in the form of tears of differing severities. These range from smaller strains to complete ruptures of the ligaments.

Some common ligament injuries are ankle sprains, knee MCL/ACL or PCL injuries. Most poeple will experience these injuries with pain on touch and movement of the joint, swelling, bruising and a lack of joint range is possible.

Your osteopath will try to find the cause of your pain to adapt a treatment approach specific to you.

What causes ligament injuries?

Ligament injuries are caused by an extreme motion to a joint past the ligaments stretching ability, like a rolled ankle or hyperextended knee.


Possible causes

What causes your pain?

These are some of the specific conditions that impact your ligament injuries.

Ankle sprains

ACL sprain

MCL sprain

Ligament injuries at The Osteo Collective

How we help.


Your practitioner will start by asking you questions about your injury, how, when and why. This will be followed by a physical assessment testing the range of motion of your region of pain, palpating the surrounding muscles and performing some special tests. We will discuss with you our diagnosis and develop a plan with you to help you and your pain. 


Treatment with our osteopaths is a hands-on approach. After determining where, why and how you have developed your pain we will use a combination of soft tissue techniques, stretching, mobilisation and other joint related techniques. We also consider what you do day to day and develop a home treatment plan for you to implement. 


No one wants regular, recurring nagging chronic pain. Our exercise physiologist is the person to help with prevention. Improving your strength, function and flexibility, along with lifestyle changes will help prevent any future re-injuries. Rehabilitation is the most important part of recovering from any running related injury!

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