Knee MCL

The medial collateral ligament (MCL) is located on the inner aspect, or part, of your knee, but it’s outside of the joint itself. Ligaments hold bones together and add stability and strength to a joint. his type of injury is common in contact sports. It’s usually the result of a hit or blow to the outer aspect of the knee, which stretches or tears the MCL. MCL injuries can be grades 1, 2, or 3.

Common symptoms of a knee MCL injury include a popping sound upon injury, pain and tenderness along the inner part of the knee, swelling of the knee joint, and locking or catching of the knee.

Treatment options for a knee MCL injury include rest, physical therapy, wearing a knee brace, and limiting activities that can cause further injury.