What is a cartilage injury?
If cartilage damage is diagnosed during an arthroscopy, the physician will always inform the patient and discuss it. Cartilage damage or osteoarthritis is most common in people over 50, but it can also occur in younger people, often caused by exercise. Sometimes it affects non-active people with genetic cartilage defects.
Treatment of cartilage injury at Move to Cure
- We focus on mobilising the knee, controlling the pain and increasing muscle strength.
- In general, a speedy rehabilitation process is not the primary concern. Often the long-term results are better if rehabilitation is done at a slow but steady pace.
- As soon as the knee is able to take stress, we start with exercises that actively stress the site of the injury, mostly focusing on balance and coordination. Difficulty and stress will be increased steadily. The focus is on progressively increasing stress.
- We strive to rehabilitate in the athlete’s natural habitat (track, sand,…) as much as possible to allow the athlete to resume normal training as soon as possible.
- Move to Cure has rehabilitation centres with state-of-the-art equipment in both Antwerp and Lebbeke. Clients can come train at these centres under the guidance of their personal Move to Cure therapist. This individual approach sets us apart and guarantees a faster, more fundamental rehabilitation.
Rehabilitation exercise cartilage injury