Originally posted by Old Warrior
18 mos ago I put down my Harley and tore my acl, mcl and meniscus in my left knee. Rule 1 - get a reasonbly good brace to prevent twisting. Rule 2 - build up the knee muscles. Rule 3 - listen to your body, when its swollen, cut back, ice it and take an anti imflammatory (Aleve is the best). Rule 4 - HAVE THIS DISCUSSION WITH AN ORTHOPEDIC SURGEON WHO HAS A CONSERVATIVE REPUTATION.
Thank you Old warrior and Nightinggale for the support
it is now 6 months since I posted this thread and started training full time again.
My knees are doing much better than I thought they would. I do still have some pain, mosting with getting into deep stances or twist stances, those are the real bugger. I am quite happy, I've lost 25lbs (but none since xmas ) and I'm hopping more weight loss will help more.
Thanks again to everyone for the support, I hopping for good things in the future.
P.S. I won't be having any surgery the doc told me since it was only a partial tear they would not be doing it. And yes I do have a knee brace though I've only used it when things get really energetic. Perfer not to be come dependent on it.