Knee Ligament

The Medial and Lateral Ligaments are situated on the inside (medial) and outside (lateral) of your knee. They both contribute to knee stability especially in an active knee in preventing sideways movement of the knee. They also assist to a lesser degree in preventing pivoting of your knee.

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Knee Ligament

The symptoms of Knee Ligament Injury are:

  • ‘Crack’ or ‘pop’ on the inside or outside of your knee.
  • Pain and weight bearing, sideways movement or twisting.
  • Stiffness in the knee after a few days.

Knee Ligament

Both of these ligaments are injured from different movements involving your knee either moving ‘outwards’ or ‘inwards’. 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.

Treatment and management options

  • Commencing Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation. Use crutches if unable to weight bear without pain.
  • We recommend a Physiotherapy assessment to assist in diagnosing your Knee Ligament injury.
  • If you are injured at work or in sport, our practitioners have approved knee conditioning programs for your Knee Ligament Injury that will get you back on track sooner.
  • Rebuilding your muscles, improving your balance / pivoting is imperative for a full return to activity or sport. Do not assume that your muscles automatically return after knee ligament injury.
  • Walking with a limp is not advised and you must consult a Professional Immediately.

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