Ligament/cartilage injuries

  • Rest the leg and apply ice for 10/15 minutes every few hours for the first 48 hours after the injury.
  • Take some painkillers so you are comfortable.
  • A simple strain of the medial collateral ligament should settle very quickly over two to four weeks. If things are not improving seek medical advice.
  • For injuries to the cruciate ligaments seek medical advice immediately

To find out more download our patient information leaflet opposite.