Torn ACL symptoms are usually the same for everyone who has this type of injury.
There are times when not everyone has every symptom of an ACL injury and there are even rare occasions when someone has little to no symptoms of an ACL injury.
The main thing to remember is that if you are involved in an accident or do anything to cause trauma to the knee, you need to have the knee checked out by a doctor.
What you think maybe just a normal bruise or sore feeling from falling down or being involved in some sort of accident, could actually be a more serious ACL knee injury that needs to be repaired imm
Almost everyone has swelling when they have an ACL injury.
Because of the nature of the ACL joint, when it is injured, it will cause the entire knee to swell rather largely and rather rapidly.
Usually, if you notice any swelling to your knee within five to ten minutes of your accident, that means you have injured your ACL and you need to seek medical treatment immediately before you further damage your knee.
Of course, there are times when an injured ACL does not cause swelling, but those times are very rare.
Pain is next on the list of torn ACL symptoms. A person with an ACL injury almost always has incredible pain with it.
There are very few exceptions when the person experiences no pain with the injury, but it has happened before.
Usually the pain will be incredibly severe, but it can also be mild.
Torn ACL Symptoms – Maybe Something More Serious
Again, people can mistake the pain for just being from the accident or trauma to the knee, but it is an indicator that something more serious happened and you should always seek medical treatment if you have pain along with swelling to your injured knee.
The last thing of the torn ACL symptoms that you may notice is that your knee is unstable.
If the pain and the swelling either do not clue you in or you are one of those rare people who do not have one of those symptoms (or even either of them at all), then the fact that you cannot rely on the stability of your knee should alert you to an ACL injury.
The purpose of the ACL is to keep the femur from rotating on the shin bone.
When the ACL is torn, it cannot stop this from happening so the knee will rotate in an awkward way and cause you to fall.
So, if you have all three of these symptoms, or even just one of them, and you recently fell or injured your knee in any way, you should seek medical treatment as it is most likely a torn ACL.