- Resting, icing and elevating the knee.
- Taking oral medications that relieve pain and inflammation, such as aspirin and ibuprofen.
- Wearing a brace that allows the knee to bend while restricting side-to-side movement.
Should you exercise with an MCL injury?
Many physical therapists and doctors recommend walking as an exercise to help relieve pain and stiffness after an MCL sprain, mainly if it is a grade II sprain. The MCL helps support the knee, and it is important to walk as soon as possible after the injury. Walking is beneficial in the healing process of MCL sprains.
Can you strengthen the MCL?
Can you rehab a torn MCL?
MCL Injury Rehabilitation Considerations
The majority of MCL tears are isolated injuries and many times are treated non-operatively. With a proper MCL injury rehabilitation protocol, even a complete MCL tear should completely heal.