Medial Collateral Ligament Injury (MCL)
The medial collateral ligament or MCL is a band of tissue running from the thigh and connecting to the lower part of the leg. This ligament prevents the knee from being inward. A medial collateral ligament injury is a tear of strain to the ligament. Individuals who participate in sports with stop and go actions, and twisting actions such as football, skiing, soccer, and volleyball can be at high risk for a MCL injury. A strong hit or force to the outside of the knee can also be another cause for a MCL tear.
Medial Collateral Ligament Injury Symptoms
Symptoms are usually located at the inner knee:
- Catching or locking of the knee
Medial Collateral Ligament Injury Treatment
In order to relieve symptoms from a medial collateral ligament injury, we address the problem holistically and naturally, without medication.
We use the following approaches to relieve medial collateral ligament injury symptoms:
- ASTR® Tools: Our doctors use a variety of ASTR® tools to release scar tissue and myofascial restriction, which can decrease flexibility and add more pressure to the medial collateral ligament.
- Special exercise program to decrease pressure on the rotator cuff, strengthen the muscles, stabilize the shoulder to help the patient to return to normal function and activities.
- Special instructions on how to speed up the recovery time.