What are symptoms of a torn ACL?
Not Medical Advice: Symptoms of a torn ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) include:
- The feeling or sound of a "pop" in the knee
Pain on both the outside and back of the knee
Swelling of the knee within hours after the injury
Reduced knee mobility
Buckling of the knee or feeling unstable.
Typically the first type of treatment is to reduce the swelling by resting the knee, use of compression, or ice. Next is keeping weight off the knee while it heals for a few days followed by exercise.