Definition Lateral collateral ligament (LCL) injury is an injury to the ligament on the outer side of the knee. It can be a stretch, partial tear, or complete tear of the ligament. Alternative Names LCL injury; Knee injury - lateral collateral ligament (LCL) Considerations The lateral collateral ligament (LCL) goes from the top part of the fibula (the bone on the outside of the lower leg) to the outside part of the lower thigh bone. The ligament helps keep the outer side of the knee joint stable. Causes The LCL is usually injured by pressure or an injury that pushes the knee joint from the inside, which results in stress on the outside part of the joint.
I'm in fairly good health but for the past 30 years I have been experiencing a sharp pain in the front left side of my head, its not a headache. It comes and goes sometimes I wont have it for maybe 5 years then it comes and goes today and a few months ago, please help me on this, I'm a 53 year old female. Anabela.
Get thee to a doctor!
Seriously, what you're describing could be ice pick headaches. You can find more info on them in Ice Pick Headaches - The Basics . Also, please see Seeking Migraine and Headache Diagnoses and Medical Advice .
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Have you ever heard someone say they tweaked their knee? Has that ever happened to you? You take a step wrong or move in just a way that causes a sudden, sharp pain along the inside ( medial side) of the knee. You may have just experienced a grade I or II (mild) injury to the medial collateral ligament (MCL). The MCL is made up of several layers of fibers. Some fibers are parallel. Others angle down from the lower end of the femur (thigh bone) to the upper part of the tibia (lower leg bone). The ligament is made up of multiple layers of fibers that cross the knee joint. It protects the knee from injury along the inside edge when a force is applied to the outside or lateral edge of the joint. MCL injuries are among the most common knee ligament injuries. In this review article, orthopedic surgeons bring us up-to-date on current evaluation and treatment of MCL injuries. Most of the injuries to the MCL occur when the knee is slightly bent or flexed . Most of the time, people don't even both...
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