Force applied as often causes medial collateral ligament sprains. The force causes the inside of the knee. The degree of the stretch determines if the ligament stretches, tears completely or partly rips.
Cause of injury
Force is applied to the exterior of the knee joint.
Signs and symptoms
The pain of the knee over the part. Swelling and tenderness. Instability at the knee and pain on weight-bearing.
The ligament, in rare instances, may repair itself if left unattended can result in a more severe sprain. Instability and the pain in the knee might not resolve. Activity on the knee could result in injuries to the ligaments as a result of instability.
RICER. Immobilization. Anti-inflammatory medication.
Rehabilitation and prevention
Based upon the severity of the sprain, introduction and simple rest back into activity might be enough. Through the phase of rehabilitation and the part of the return to action, braces may be required for more severe sprains. The severe sprains may require rest and immobilization. Other equipment and stationary bicycles could be used as a range of motion and strength start to return. Ensuring adequate strength in the thigh muscles and conditioning before beginning any activity that’s susceptible to injury to the knee will help avoid these kinds of injuries.
Although there’s residual looseness in the area of the knee the ligament will heal with no limits. Rarely, surgery must fix the ligaments. Menisci tearing may produce a sprain that may require repair.