Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Hakuba, Japan for the 2011/12 season
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Snowboarding with a Torn MCL
Hey Im doing a season in Hakuba, Japan. Unfortunately I managed to get a Grade 2 MCL tear yesterday. I went to the Physio, she said it would be 6-8 weeks until it healed a 100%. Her advice was to rest it as long as i can and potentially i should be able to get out on the board again in 2 weeks with a knee brace.
Searching on the internet the recovery recommendation look a lot more grim.
Has anyone else got experience riding with an injured MCL? or any other recovery advice? Im obviously keen to get out there as soon as I can as im only here for another 8 weeks and the conditions are really good but Im happy to rest it for longer period so that i can ride more for the rest of the season.
My current recovery process will be most likely
- keep off me knee for minimum 1 week
- icing it every two hours for the first 48 hours
- wearing a knee brace for the rest of the season
- a few more session with the physio - TBC how many and what the extent of the damage is once the swelling decreases
Any other tips?