About Torn MCL:
A torn MCL (Medial Collateral Ligament) involves the ligament on the inner part of the knee that rests outside the joint. This ligament is responsible for connecting the tibia to the femur. This injury can either stretch the ligament or tear it and is often caused by a direct blow to the knee. The cause of this force can extend the ligaments past their intended capacity which may cause a tear.
Signs & Symptoms
- Popping sounds upon injury
- Pain and/or tenderness near the inside section of the knee
- Knee joint swelling
- Feeling of knee about to ‘give out’ when placing weight on it
- Locking and/or catching in your knee joint
How is it Treated?
- Anti-inflammatory medications to temporarily ease pain
- Physical Therapy and temporary bracing.
- Seeing an orthopedic specialist should be considered. Surgical intervention may be required