Friday, January 19, 2018

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Knee Pain: Signs and Symptoms

Knee sprain: a sprain is a tear of the knee ligaments, the tough bands of fibrous tissue that can expose the bones. In the knee you have a medial collateral ligament (MCL), a lateral collateral ligament (LCL), anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), and posterior cruciate ligament (PCL). These injuries are very common in sports that require stopping or quickly changing directions. These extreme forces on the knee can result in a torn ligament.

Signs and symptoms

  • Knee pain, knee buckle sideways toward side of sprain
  • Knee pain on palpation MCL or LCL
  • Knee pain with special test for ACL
  • Knee stiffness
  • Knee pain with bearing weights
  • Knee pain on standing up
  • Knee pain with cutting activities
  • Unstable knee with stopping or cutting activities