ACL Tear Symptoms – Some Information

by Jim Wnek

ACL tear symptoms are all pretty much the same from case to case and they are pretty reliable.

On occasion, there will be someone who does not have all of the symptoms or may not even have any of the symptoms, but those occasions are extremely rare.

Most people do not know the symptoms of an ACL injury so, what they think is an innocent pain from maybe twisting their knee or being involved in an accident, is actually a very serious ACL injury that needs to be looked at and evaluated by a knee surgeon.

Swelling is probably the most common out of all the ACL tear symptoms.

If you injure your ACL, you will more than likely notice substantial swelling very quickly after the injury takes place.

The swelling will occur usually by about ten minutes after the injury so, if you have intense swelling, you will need to go to the emergency room and have your knee checked out in order to avoid any other damage to your knee.

There have been occasions when a person with a torn ACL did not have any swelling, but this is rare because of where the ACL is located.

Another of the ACL tear symptoms is pain. Most of the time, a person with a torn ACL will have extremely severe knee pain along with the swelling.

Rarely, if ever, does a person with an ACL injury have no pain at all.

A lot of times, a person will just attribute the knee pain to the accident or fall itself and not to an ACL injury.

ACL Tear Symptoms – Always See A Doctor

It is very important that if you have traumatized your knee in any way that you seek medical treatment if there is pain present.

This usually means there is a tear in the ACL and it needs to be repaired as soon as possible in order for you to prevent further knee damage that requires extensive surgery.

The last main thing with ACL tear symptoms is that you will notice your knee is not as stable as it usually is.

The ACL is a ligament that keeps your thigh bone from rotating on your shin bone.

When you have a torn ACL, there is nothing to stop this from happening so your knee will wobble and rotate in ways that it was not meant to do.

This instability can cause you to fall and cause even more damage to your knee or other parts of your body.

This is perhaps the least common symptom of an ACL injury, but it is just as serious as the others.

If you have even one of these symptoms, it is definitely imperative that you seek medical treatment for your knee so you can prevent the possibility of hurting yourself even more.

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