The medial collateral ligament (MCL) is a tough, fibrous band of tissue that runs along the inside of your knee, connecting your shin to your thigh bone. It helps to stabilize the knee during movement. When this ligament becomes torn, stretched or otherwise injured, Full Range Spine & Ortho can provide non-invasive treatment for MCL injuries in Los Angeles.
MCL injuries commonly occur when the knee sustains an impact from the side, such as in many contact sports like football, rugby, lacrosse, soccer and hockey. The MCL is stretched too far or partially torn from impact. The MCL can also become injured if the knee is twisted too far or bend outward.
MCL injuries cause considerable knee pain, along with swelling and possibly a tendency to bend to one side. You may also have heard a popping noise at the time of impact. The knee will be unstable when attempting to stand, walk or otherwise use it. The knee joint may also lock into place when movement is attempted.
Non-Invasive Treatment for MCL Tears/Injury in Encino
Dr. Roy Nini is a recognized knee expert in Los Angeles, and he has vast experience with diagnosing and treating MCL tears and other related injuries. Dr. Nini and his medical team at Full Range Spine & Ortho use regenerative medicine techniques to offer non-invasive treatment for MCL injuries. Regenerative medicine provides your body a boost of natural elements to speed the healing process while relieving pain and discomfort.
Some of our regenerative therapies for MCL tears/injuries include:
- RICE therapy
- PRP injections
- Stem cell therapy
- Physical therapy
Dr. Nini creates a customized treatment plan for each patient after a careful exam and evaluation using the most state-of-the-art imaging technology available. Regenerative treatments are then aimed right at the point of injury to promote speedy regeneration of tissue, reduction of inflammation and restoration to full functionality and range of motion.
If you have incurred a knee injury and suffer from pain and/or instability, contact Full Range Spine & Ortho for an exam and evaluation. You can call or use our handy online scheduling tool to book an appointment at any of our four locations around the Los Angeles area.
The most appropriate treatments for you will depend on the cause, nature, and severity of the pain of your MCL tear.
Schedule a consultation with Dr. Nini at Full Range Ortho in Los Angeles or Beverly Hills to receive a custom-tailored and effective MCL tear treatment plan.