Days 13, 14, and 15
Range of motion continues to improve and am working on getting my leg flat when trying to straighten it out. Seems a bit stiff when I do that but it's getting better each day.
Shoveled some snow last night which seems to make my knee angry but not much I can do about it. Took some ibuprofen and iced it and it was OK this morning.
Went to see the orthopedist today and got my stitches removed. My knee feels much better with the stitches out, the pull on my skin was creating more pain than anything else which is a bit odd. The only pain that I feel in the joint now is when I hyperextend it which the doc thinks will go away as soon as I can get my leg to completely straighten without any pain. I saw the photos of the inside of my knee - they were pretty cool and I'm trying to get my hands on digital copies of them. The doc removed about 25% of my medial meniscus and found a little arthritis. He said I could start riding as soon as my knee feels right - it's really up to me. I did ask for a single rehab appointment to make sure I'm doing all of the exercises properly and will try to get in this week. I decided go to the gym tonight and got some light leg work in and it feels pretty good right now.
I'm going to wait until next weekend before trying any light riding. I just bought a pair of Flow NX2-RS bindings with the 2.5° canted beds and will install them next week. I normally ride 12/0 but I think I'm going to open up my rear foot a bit. I think that my stance has contributed to my injury over the years and want to remove as much stress from my knee as possible. I'm heading to the Vitamin Shoppe tomorrow to get some of the Zyflamend that BA recommended so I hope that helps out as well.
Last edited by PalmerFreak; 02-01-2014 at 06:25 AM.