What is Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Injury?

The Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) is located on the lateral (outside) aspect of the knee and connects the lateral aspect of the tibia (shin bone) to the lateral aspect of the femur (thigh bone). It is one of the ligaments responsible for knee stability, limiting excessive twisting and inside-to-outside movements.

LCL tears may either be chronic or acute resulting in a first, second or third degree tear.
● A first degree LCL tear occurs when there is a history of overuse activity, where chronic repetitive stress to the LCL has compounded, resulting in a first degree tear. This will present with mild-moderate pain located over the lateral aspect of the knee.
● A second or third degree LCL tear occurs following an acute inside-to-outside traumatic injury to the knee. It presents with sharp pain and instant swelling over the lateral aspect of the knee.

Book Now With Precision Health today and take the first step towards better health!

Book Now

Take care of your health with precision!

Precision Health Spine & Sports clinic treats a diverse range of neuromuscular and skeletal biomechanical disorders. Whether you are having trouble with your knees, you have a pain in the neck, or if you are just feeling stiff and sore, we can help you with our suite of treatment options that can be tailored especially for you. Take a look at the wide range of disorders we can help you with. Whether you need chiropractic treatment, remedial massage, physiotherapy, podiatry or a combination of disciplines, we have the expertise to decrease your pain and discomfort and increase your mobility and quality of life.