4 doctors weighed in:
Can massage therapy help an acl/mcl sprain or tare?
4 doctors weighed in

Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Perhaps
Massage may be helpful to deal with any swelling associated with an acl/mcl sprain (which is the same as a tear) and it may help to mobilize inflammatory byproducts and increase blood flow to the injured area.
It is not a stand alone treatment and should be part of a more general rehabilitation program that may or may not include surgery if the tear of the acl is severe.

In brief: Perhaps
Massage may be helpful to deal with any swelling associated with an acl/mcl sprain (which is the same as a tear) and it may help to mobilize inflammatory byproducts and increase blood flow to the injured area.
It is not a stand alone treatment and should be part of a more general rehabilitation program that may or may not include surgery if the tear of the acl is severe.
Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
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Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Massage for sprain
Not likely to help.
Better to see your physician for treatment options.

In brief: Massage for sprain
Not likely to help.
Better to see your physician for treatment options.
Dr. Albert Pizzo
Dr. Albert Pizzo
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