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Medial Collateral Ligament Injury (MCL): Anatomy, Symptoms, Causes & Treatment

Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Anatomy

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. 

Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Injury Causes

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:

  1. Pain 
  2. Swelling
  3. Stiffness
  4. Bruising 
  5. 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.

ASTR treats MCL injury  in a gentle, effective, and natural way by addressing muscle imbalances, scar tissue, trigger points, fascia restrictions, inflammation, posture, body mechanics which are often the source of the pain. ASTR takes a holistic approach to address the root causes of pain, not just the symptoms. ASTR treatment can be done at home for MCL injury.

Medial Collateral Ligament Injury (MCL) Home Treatment

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