Knee and Leg Handouts

Browse our collection of the most common knee and leg ailments.

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Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Tear
The ACL, is a ligament in the center of the knee that becomes damaged when twisted too far, such as in a skiing accident or some sport that requires rapid rotation or pivoting. + View PDF

Medial Collateral (MCL) Tear
The collateral ligaments in the knee connect the femur (thighbone) to the tibia (shinbone). They're supposed to limit the side-to-side motion of the knee. But, when they get stretched too far, they can tear. + View PDF

Meniscal Tear
Injuries to the meniscus are usually called tears and they can happen to anyone. Any sudden twisting or blunt forces exerted onto the meniscus can re sult in damage. + View PDF

Metatarsalgia
Metatarsalgia refers to inflammation of the metatarsal heads. Or in other words, bone pain. Pain usually is due to increased forces through the forefoot, such as when wearing high heels or when the fat pad has shrunk. + View PDF