Have you injured the ligament on the inside of your knee?

The medial collateral ligament runs down the inside of the knee and connects the femur (thigh bone) to the tibia (leg bone). This ligament can be sprained or torn. The sprain can be grade I where a few fibers of the ligament have been stretched. Grade II sprain means a large number of ligament fibers have be stretched and a grade III sprain is a complete tear of the ligament.

Physiotherapy can help by treating to stop any stiffness of the knee happening and encourage healing of the ligament. Exercises will be set to encourage strength and stability around the knee. If your physiotherapist feels the ligament sprain is severe enough to require a medical review we can recommend top London knee consultants who you can see. A brace may be required to fully protect the ligament and allow healing.