Have you ever landed improperly while jumping and felt something pop in your knee? Or maybe you hit your knee hard upon a collision, or suddenly twisted or pivoted while skiing, dancing, or playing.
Suddenly your knee may start hurting and buckling under your weight. Within a few hours, you may notice swelling and tenderness, and limited mobility.
If this has happened to you, you may have a knee sprain. A knee sprain is an injury affecting one of the 4 ligaments of the knee.
The 4 knee ligaments are –
If you are an athlete, you may have injured your ACL. Such an injury may make you collapse under your body weight. The injury is extremely painful and disabling.
PCL sprains are usually not as painful and can heal on their own.
The symptoms of a knee sprain include –
If you think you’ve sprained your knee, take your weight off your injured knee, rest your leg, ice the injury, see an orthopedic doctor as soon as you’re able.
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