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