We recommend starting physical therapy immediately after a grade 2 MCL sprain. At ReQuest Physical Therapy, our therapists will begin to guide improvement of knee motion, work to improve the strength and control of the thigh (quadriceps) muscle and improve hip strength. Gentle exercise can begin immediately but protection of the healing ligament is needed. The physical therapist can control various aspects of the exercise to prevent excessive stress or delay healing.
If you need to start rehab for any MCL sprain, please contact ReQuest Physical Therapy to schedule an appointment.