MCL Sprain Treatment in Toronto

What is MCL Sprain?

MCL sprainMedial Collateral Ligament, MCL, is bad of tissues and ligaments inside your knee. The function of MCL is to connect your lower leg with your thighbone. It is essential to prevent your knee from bending inwards. An injury to the medial collateral ligament can be caused by a tear or sprain to the ligament. It can be caused during activities such as twisting, bending changing direction quickly. It is also common among football players and other sports that involve jumping, stop and go movements and weaving.

Some of the most common symptoms of MCL sprain include:

  • Tenderness, pain, and swelling in the knee
  • Pain increases after some hours of the injury
  • Movement of the knee becomes limited and difficult
  • Bruises might be visible

In addition to the treatment of MCL sprains, physiotherapists can also suggest you different exercises to reduce your risk of ligament injuries in the future. Depending on the severity of your symptoms, your physiotherapist will also develop a specialized program to stretch and strengthen the injured ligament and restore muscle mobility.

Common Treatment Options

  • Anti-inflammatory medicines
  • Physical therapy
  • Bracing
  • Acupuncture for pain management
  • Massage therapy
  • Strengthening exercises
  • Rest

MCL Sprain Treatment

At Physiomobility, we have a team of qualified professionals who offer specialized treatment for various musculoskeletal conditions. Whether you have a chronic medical condition, such as arthritis, or you have experienced a sports injury, or suffer from dizziness and vertigo our experienced physiotherapists will provide you a personalized treatment, offering you relief from pain and discomfort and enabling you to get back to your usual activities quickly.

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