My last update on my MCL, hopefully. It’s now been nearly 11 weeks since my injury and I hitting my stride (literally and figuratively).
As of this weekend I am clear to do whatever I want, at least from the Doc. My lovely wife isn’t quite there on soccer and certain criteriums.
The knee feels better than before I injured it, which leads me to believe that I may have had a partial tear for a long time. I still have random pains in my MCL area and other spots around both knees. I think a lot of it is breaking up scar tissue and my support ligaments/muscles getting sorted out. My knee is stiff if I don’t move it a lot and every so often my knee feels odd.
I can run 6 miles pain free. I can ride my bike pain free. I can play tennis with my kids. I can swim all the different strokes without pain. I have full range of motion, with some tightness on the quad stretch.
Am I healed? No. It can feel loose sometimes and have strange pains. I suspect I will have occasional pains and a lot of work to do strengthening the support for my knees for a while. However, as an active person, I don’t know what it feels like to not have little pains on a regular basis. So, I suppose it is back to business as usual. Just got to work on the wife about the soccer and those crits.