– MEDIAL KNEE PAIN or SPRAIN (MCL SPRAIN)

 

MEDIAL KNEE PAIN or SPRAIN (MCL SPRAIN) is a common sports occurrence, Medial knee pain is pain that occurs on the inner side of the knee and can be due to a number of problems.

It may come on gradually over time or may develop suddenly after a knee injury.

It may be a general inner knee pain, movement may be restricted or there may be a sharp pain.

It is very common to get pain on the medial side of the knee, because muscle weakness and/or tightness (which is very common) can subtly change the way the knee moves. This causes more force to go through the inner side of the joint, rather than distributing weight evenly through the whole joint, which results in damage to the inner side of the knee and therefore medial knee pain.

 

MEDIAL KNEE PAIN or SPRAIN (MCL SPRAIN) – Common causes of medial knee pain include;

  • An injury caused by a sport or exercise, such as running, that puts a strain on the knee joint.
  • Where a person has fallen on their knee or been in an accident.
  • Where there has been excessive twisting and tearing of the MCL

I treated a player on the Midlands Schoolboys League team that took part in the 2017 Kennedy Cup in UL in Limerick. I diagnosed it and treated the player and he made a successful recovery

Useful web article: medicalnewstoday

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