Your knee will swell immediately and you may feel like your knee wants to give way. You may have also injured your cartilage or other ligaments around the knee and this will also determine what management is best for you.
The symptoms of ACL injury are:
It is essential for knee stability especially in an active knee and is often injured in a pivoting, twisting or landing injury with the foot fixed on the ground. You may hear a ‘crack’ or feel a ‘pop’ inside your knee. In some cases the immediate pain you will feel may subside quickly however you will not be stable on your knee and should NOT continue in sport.