Symptoms, Causes& the treatment of Injury to the Lateral Collateral Ligament.
- Direct contact to the inside of the knee, such as in a collision or a tackle
- poor landing technique
- suddenly changing direction while running
- twisting the knee when the foot is stationary
The first Symptoms of LCL one would notice is pain, which might be severe or mild and sometimes a tearing sound is heard when it occurs. Other symptoms include:
- bruising to the skin
- general weakness in the knee-joint and a feeling that it may give way
- numbness in the knee, which may occur due to damage to nerves
- swelling along the outside of the knee
- tenderness around the ligament, especially if with pressure
- the sensation that the knee is locking during movement
Once you have a knee injury quickly see a Doctor who will physically examine you for
Resting your knee is paramount when you have an injured knee, also applying an ice pack on the outer side of the knee can reduce the swelling and pain. This should be done for 15-20 minutes, Ensure you do not apply the ice pack directly to the skin to avoid burn.