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Musculoskeletal Injury

Acl injury treatment UK.

ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) injuries are extremely common, and the correct treatment is crucial for the overall knee joint health. Our very experienced clinicians have been treating knee pain and injury for over 15 years and have gained an excellent reputation in this very complex common area. It is our primary objective to reduce knee injury painspeed up injury recovery, improve knee function and get people back to their normal daily activities and occupation as soon as possible without causing further trauma that can ultimately lead to increased degenerative changes.


Common causes of ACL injury

ACL injuries are very common in many sporting activities. It is often due to trauma, more specifically, when the foot is planted and there is internal rotation forces at the femur, leading to excessive knee twisting. This then can overstretch the ACL and consequently cause a tearing of the ligament, which can be graded from mild to severe. Other causes involve accidents/trauma, knee instability and genetic predisposition. An ACL tear will often lead to increased pain, weakness and swelling. It is very important to get treated straight away to speed up recovery and reduce progressive degenerative changes of the joint cartilage. 


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Symptoms of ACL injury

  • Stiffness 

  • Pain

  • Swelling

  • Difficulty walking and climbing 

  • Giving way

  • Weakness 

  • Instability


It is important to be aware of more inflammatory causes of knee pain, like inflammatory arthritis (rheumatoid arthritis, reactive arthritis, psoriatic arthritis...). Other important symptoms to be aware of are prolonged morning joint stiffness, increased swelling, multiple joint pain/swelling, fever, altered sensation or tingling down the leg, ongoing cramps in the legs,  fatigue, weight loss and night pain. 



ACL injury treatment of the knee will always depend on the severity of the tear. In the initial acute stages, RICE principles are always used - rest, ice, compression and elevation. Mild tearing can often be managed conservatively with appropriate strengthening and stabilisation work. The knee heavily relies on the cruciate ligaments for stability. Certain stubborn cases may respond well to injection therapies, like PRP therapy, to speed up repair and healing. We know that knee ligaments can often be a challenge to treat as they do not get any blood supply, they have to rely on nutrients and healing cells from the synovial joint fluid. This is why surgical reconstruction is so often carried out on the knee ligaments, especially in severe tears, detachment and instability. Where instability is apparent, a knee brace may be recommended.


  • Osteopathy/manipulation (manual therapy)

  • Physiotherapy (physical therapy)

  • Rehabilitation

  • Postural correction 

  • Biomechanics


  • Knee joint injection 

  • Knee joint aspiration (fluid drain)

  • Anti-inflammatory injection 


  • PRP injection therapy

  • Stem cell therapy

  • Prolotherapy

  • Hyaluronic acid injection  (joint lubricant)


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Knee ACL injury can range in severity. Ultimately, the aim is to reduce pain and speed up recovery. At the Dynamic Clinic, ACL injuries are very common complaints we see. We always relay to every patient the importance of treating ACL injuries early, to avoid further complications, like joint cartilage issues.


Where possible, we like to enforce conservative treatment and management of mild to moderate ACL injuries, but in certain cases, extra resources are needed and encouraged. If patients are showing signs of advanced ACL injury, then we may discuss the option for an MRI scanning, to get diagnostic clarity of the severity and to see if surgical intervention may be required.

If surgical intervention is not required and the injury is not quite responding to physiotherapy, then we may recommend the use of PRP therapy, which is quite often used to promote healing of damaged tissues. We have built ourselves a very good reputation of delivering high quality regenerative treatments for knee pain and injury. The most popular by far being P-PRP injection treatment, in which patients travel from all over the UK to see us for treatment (further information can be found on the ORTHOBIOLOGICS link below).

Specialist Imaging referral or Private MRI Scans

At the Dynamic Clinic, we can provide ultrasound imaging to look for signs of tissue damage and inflammation. However, the knee joint can require a more in-depth analysis using an MRI. If a private MRI scan is considered, we will put in a local referral to our Imaging Centre in Solihull. You will then be booked in within 5-10 days. Following your scan, the report will be completed by our colleague Dr David Beale (Consultant Musculoskeletal Radiologist). This report will then come back to the Dynamic Clinic and will we then discuss with you the best course of treatment for your complaint. 

In cases where the injury is severe, then we may refer to our trusted colleagues Mr Jamie Arbuthnot (Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon) or Prof Martin Snow (Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon) for surgical opinion on ACL reconstruction.

Knee Pain and ACL Injury Assessment

To help with your knee injury, firstly need to provide a basic functional assessment to check for severity. If you have been having a knee injury which is not improving or is impacting on your function, it is recommended to see a musculoskeletal professional. Here, they will carry out an assessment, gain information to make a diagnosis and provide the best treatment and management strategies to treat the injury and get you back to best function again. At the Dynamic Clinic, knee pain and injury is one of the most common issues we see many times every day. Our experienced musculoskeletal clinician, Mr Adam Whatley, will be able to provide assessment, diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of knee pain conditions from sport injuries to osteoarthritis.

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Knee pain assessment and treatment flow
  • Clinical case history

  • Clinical assessment

  • Functional assessment

  • Investigations (if needed)

  • Treatment

  • Projected management plan

  • Follow up monitoring and reviews

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During your consultation, this gives us the opportunity to discuss your arising complaint or injury and then to discuss possible treatment options and expectations. Below is a simple consultation flow:


  1. discuss your condition

  2. what treatment you have had so far

  3. clinical assessment (where applicable) - having a look at the area and examining

  4. ultrasound scanning (where applicable)

  5. diagnosis (refer for further investigations if necessary)

  6. treatment options

  7. treatment plan

  8. review/monitoring

Please note that treatment can indeed follow on from consultation if happy to do so and enough time has been set aside to do so. 

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We are extremely proud to say we are one of the UK’s leading regenerative musculoskeletal clinics. Alongside physiotherapy and osteopathy, we have been providing exciting non-surgical, non-invasive regenerative therapies like PRP therapy with ongoing success for almost 10 years, providing many 1000's of treatments to patient suffering with pain and injury. We are extremely proud of the huge help and support this has provided to so many people.


Furthermore, we offer the highest quality and concentration at very affordable prices. 


Our Clinic Director and Clinical Scientist Mr Adam Whatley is continuing with ongoing clinical research in the exciting area of platelets and stem cells, and to offer the best level of clinical practice to all patients. PRP treatment has been ongoingly praised for being very safe and effectiveness for various different conditions are very different areas of clinical practice. Risks and adverse complications associated with PRP treatment is practically non-existent.

Mr Adam Whatley, is extremely experienced in the field and hugely passionate. Furthermore, he a clinical scientist, carrying out research-based clinical trials in this area of Regenerative Medicine.

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For further information please contact us on 01564 330773 or alternatively email us at

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