Injuries to the medial side of the knee are very common and often occur from basketball, soccer and skiing injury. The medial aspect of the knee can also be injured in work related or recreational accidents such as stepping off a ladder or stepping in a hole. Physical therapy can reduce the pain associated with a sprain or tear of this ligament, aid patients in recovering normal range of motion, strength and function and return them to their normal lifestyles.
Medial meniscus tears are often associated injuries with an MCL or ACL injury and can be improved through physical therapy that focuses on reduction of swelling, stretching and strengthening around the knee joint. If a patient requires surgery to repair or remove a medial meniscus tear, physical therapy is an integral part in returning that patient to normal function.