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On sunday i ran the spartan race and i lost my grip whilst climbing a wall as i fell i was going to one side and ended up landing on one leg and my knee twisted and seemed to pop out and back in with a crunch as i fell to the floor in agonising pain i was sure i broke my leg ! medics treated me a packed my knee in ice and told me to go A&E by the time i got there about 4 hours after the incident there was a slight swelling and it was painfull to walk on or touch the inside of the knee, a nurse done a few checks and i was told it was my medial ligament and to rest for 24hrs, ice every 2 hours and take ibuprofen.
monday was very painfull to put any pressure on the leg and i continued with the ice and ibuprofen all day, tuesday still no improvement so i took another day off work to rest still using ice and ibuprofen but knee was swelling up and was quite a size in the afternoon, taking advice from a physio i put on a sports support bandage and elevated the leg during the night. yesterday and another day off work, i kept the support on all night and day and keep taking the ibuprofen i could walk a bit more freely but stairs cause pain to the inner knee, swelling reduced slightly. today yep decided not to risk work and have another days rest, used support on knee all night and kept it elevated, can walk a lot better but still tender to put full weight on leg and stairs still hurt a bit.
ive read all about the 3 stages of the injury from the slight damage to the fibres to a tear and worst of all a break in the medial ligament, i am booked in to see a very good physio next tuesday which i hope will reveal the damage i am guessing on a tear but i would like to hear from anyone who has had the same injury or anyone that can tell me how long will i be out for ? how long before i can run ? how long before i can do light training such as cross trainer/cycle ? what can i do to maintain my fitness ? what can i do to stop me going crazy