Do you have acute or chronic knee pain and swelling? Have you injured your knee as part of a sports injury or a fall? It’s possible you have injured your ACL and/or MCL. And physical therapy may be an ideal treatment option for you.
There are two cruciform ligaments that work together to stabilize the knee joint: The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is a major ligament in the knee. Sudden stopping, twisting, or buckling of the knee can cause the ACL to strain, partially tear, or completely sever. The medial collateral ligament (MCL) is the other major ligament in your knee. A blow to the side of the knee can cause the MCL to tear or sever. An ACL injury or MCL injury can be painful and restrict range of motion.
If the injury is severe enough, an ACL or MCL tear may require surgical repair. But many times, an ACL or MCL injury can heal on its own with proper rest and self-care. Physical therapy can also be quite effective to help speed up recovery and strengthen the knee.
Free ACL & MCL Evaluation & Consultation
If you have an ACL injury or MCL injury, physical therapy (PT) can be used as a first line of care or after surgery. The aim of physical therapy is to restore full integrity and function of the knee. And at Peake Physical Therapy in Baltimore, MD, we have the PT pros to help you get back on your feet. Our world-class physical therapists have vast training and experience treating ACL and MCL injuries. Schedule a free consultation today to learn if physical therapy is right for you: