The medial collateral ligament is a ligament that provides stability for the inside of the elbow. It stops the elbow from gapping out.


What are the characteristics of activities that cause a medial collateral ligament tear?

  • Repetitive throwing
  • Acute trauma that causes the elbow to gap open on the medial side


Signs and symptoms of a medial collateral ligament tear

  • Pain on the medial side of your elbow
  • Feeling of giving way or instability in the elbow


How can Physiotherapy help?

Your Physiotherapist will be able to:

  • Diagnose your pain
  • Provide strapping to facilitate healing and pain relief
  • Provide manual therapy to reduce pain, tightness and improve movement
  • Guide through strengthening exercises
  • Identify the biomechanical issues with throwing and help correct throwing technique to prevent future injury
  • Help you identify aggravating activities
  • Help you identify positions of comfort