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12 Natural Ways to Heal ACL Tear

ACL stands for the anterior cruciate ligament. It is the ligaments in the knee that helps keep the shinbone from sliding forward. Since this part ensures the stability of the knee, a partial or complete tear would lead to swelling or pain. It is a common injury in professional athletes and highly active sports, especially football, soccer, skiing, and basketball. In this article, we take a look at 12 natural ways to heal an ACL tear effectively.


Elevation is a simple way to speed up the healing of your ACL injury. Several days after going through surgery to treat an ACL tear, you should keep your leg elevated. This can help blood flow move to the area easily and alleviate the swelling. Ideally, the ACL injury should be higher than the heart level. It is fine to elevate the leg with pillows. However, avoid putting them directly under the knee. This would restrict the range of motion. [1]