What Does A Torn Knee Ligament Feel Like?

Can you still walk with a torn ligament in your knee?

Ligaments can be partially or completely torn due to sudden stretching which can occur if you fall or twist awkwardly on your knee.

After a ligament sprain or rupture it is very important that you use your knee as normally as possible.

Walking will not damage your knee further.

What are the symptoms of a torn ligament in your knee?

You may have:

  • Pain, often sudden and severe.
  • A loud pop or snap during the injury.
  • Swelling within the first 24 hours after the injury.
  • A feeling of looseness in the joint.
  • Inability to put weight on the joint without pain, or any weight at all.

How long does it take for ligaments to heal in the knee?

Treatment of a ligament injury varies depending on its location and severity. Grade I sprains usually heal within a few weeks. Maximal ligament strength will occur after six weeks when the collagen fibres have matured. Resting from painful activity, icing the injury, and some anti-inflammatory medications are useful.

What does it feel like to tear a tendon in your knee?

When a patellar tendon tears there is often a tearing or popping sensation. Pain and swelling typically follow, and you may not be able to straighten your knee. Additional symptoms include: An indentation at the bottom of your kneecap where the patellar tendon tore.