Possible ACL/Meniscus Injury Snowboarding
I've been snowboarding for 10 years and only just recently injured my front knee this february while snowboarding. Knee injuries are rare on a snowboard, but I had been doing a rail and as I came off weird, the tip of my snowboard dug into the snow and my momentum launched my body forward and hence the twisted knee injury. Odd enough I felt barely any pain, I knew something was wrong though. Finished the rest of the run and decided to get it checked out instead of riding on it.
I have doctors/physiotherapists saying I may have a partial ACL tear and/or minor meniscus tear. Unfortunately I have to wait till april 12 to see a surgeon to learn the verdict. I've been told to strengthen the knee and avoid running/jumping/leg extensions. Quite inconvenient to wait from february 3rd till april 12. This is what Canadian healthcare is like...
Being a 20 year old active male I'm going nuts from trying to play it safe. I go to the gym often and have been slowly getting back to my routine of front squats, deadlifts, lunges, biking, hamstring curls. Is it good as long as no pain? Will I worsen my possible injuries with heavy weight lifting?