A medial collateral ligament tear / sprain is an injury caused by damage (overstretching, tearing or a rupture) to the ligament running along the inside of the knee in a slightly posterior position. This will normally result in pain, swelling, tenderness and knee stiffness. In extreme cases, knee instability may be experienced. To reduce the risk of this type of injury, or to promote more rapid healing in individuals who have already experienced it, supports of the type below should be considered. However, the advice of a medical professional should be followed to ensure that the product chosen is suitable for the specific injury experienced as well as the individual’s activity level.