Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Injury

The Medial Collateral ligament (MCL) is a band of tissue that connects the thigh to the lower part of your leg keeping the knee from inward bending. A tear or sprain to the MCL is called a Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) injury. Those who play sports that include actions with a lot of stop-and-go or twisting actions such as football, skiing, soccer, volleyball, can be at a high risk for an MCL injury. A strong force hit to the outside of the knee can also cause the MCL to tear.

Symptoms of an MCL Injury

Symptoms are usually felt in the inner knee:

  • Pain
  • Swelling
  • Stiffness
  • Bruising
  • Catching or locking in the knee

Treatemtn of Medial Collateral Ligament Injury

  • ASTR® Tools: Our doctors use a variety of ASTR® tools to release scar tissue and myofascial restriction, which can decrease pain and give symptom relief.
  • Special exercise program to decrease inflammation, strengthen the muscles, and help the patient to return to normal function and activities.
  • Special instructions on how to speed up the recovery time.
  • Cold Laser Therapy: Tissue inflammation is common with medial collateral ligament injury. Cold laser is used in order to decrease inflammation and swelling that causes pain in the knee area.

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