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    Posted: Dec/22/2010 at 2:54pm
damn.. i sprained what i believe is medial collateral ligament today after an awkward getoff/wipeout off the lift. I see the doc tomorrow  but upon a quick google i'm pretty sure its mcl... its on side of knee (inside side.) probably only grade 1 thankfully because no swelling, not much pain at all just a bit tingly and feels a bit weak like i want to avoid weight on that leg to protect. But i can actually stand on that one leg and squat with minor pain/stiffness. BUT it just freaks me out.. i have never in my life had a knee injury or knee pain whatsoever.
Soo... am i good to go in a week or 2? or will i get lingering issues? thats my biggest fear.. my knee will forever be compromised and susceptible in injury.. WEAKENED... GIMPED !! Confused groan..
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/22/2010 at 3:07pm
If you go out again and re-tweak it before it's fully healed, you do stand a chance of inflicting permanent damage.  This page seems to have some decent info along with rehab exercises, but as always, you should listen to your doctor's advice.

I tweaked the same spot last year, and I think I was out for 2-3 weeks.  It sucks, but the last thing you want to do is go out and re-injure it before it's 100%.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/22/2010 at 3:11pm
yours all good now ?? no issues on it?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/22/2010 at 3:17pm
I have had two ACL reconstructions. I've sprained my MCL when I blew out my ACL, both times.

MCL's, unlike ACL's, tend to heal themselves and not recur, unless it's a severe MCL sprain (sprains can vary from stretches to tears).

Bottom line? See the doc, get a REAL diagnosis and follow the rehab and rest that's prescribed.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/22/2010 at 3:32pm
Ice and rest are the most important parts of getting an MCL injury to heal.  Ice your knee as much as you can and avoid heat at all costs.  Some people reach straight for the heating pad, which is counter productive in an injury like this.
 
Rest your knee as much as possible and avoid putting heavy pressure on it if you can.  It really wouldnt hurt to use some crutches for a little while. 
 
Treatment for an MCL sprain is summed up in this acronym:  R.I.C.E.R.
 
Rest
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Compression
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/22/2010 at 3:39pm
I'm right there with you, shtooked my knee up the first day I got to go out.  Mine had a lot of swelling, but I could easily walk on it without any pain.  The swelling has been going down over the last few days, and mobility has been coming back, but the initial reaction of the doctor cause of how swollen it was, was that I tore/damaged something.  Reading up on symptoms, it sounds like my meniscus.

Had my MRI today, bringing the results to the doctor tomorrow.  Got a trip to CO on the 5th of Jan, just hoping I can casually ride with my friends instead of being the drinking bum at the house all day.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/23/2010 at 8:49am
well i saw the doc today. I was lucky to see him.. he used to work at Whistler medical clinic  and said he looked at lots of knees every day while there, and in fact wrote a paper on snowsport knee injuries, so was very very knowledgeable. Said mine indeed is MCL, fairly minor.. perhaps 10% partial tear, full mobility, zero slack in knee joint, no swelling. prolly 1-3 weeks depending how fast i tend to heal. recommended stationary bike in meantime.
wheeww... i guess i'm less worried now !
good luck with your knee sintexcoThumbs Up
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Mar/11/2013 at 9:27am
This thread is so useful.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Mar/11/2013 at 9:35am
Originally posted by neojester22

This thread is so useful.

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