2. Severe pain will be felt when you have an ACL tear.
The pain is so intense that you won’t be able to continue playing your chosen activity. The pain may get you right in the middle of a game and you have to be carried off of the field because the pain will hit you so quickly.
As soon as you leave the game, you’ll need to go to the emergency room because the only way to relieve yourself of the pain is by getting pain medication. Tylenol and Ibuprofen aren’t going to help. You’ll need pain medication administered by the hospital.
At the hospital, they will take X-rays and blood samples to see what is going on. Once they diagnose you will an ACL tear, you will have to take steps to get better even if surgery is necessary. Surgery is usually a last resort, but it’s an option.