So 8 weeks ago, I went to Milton Keynes with friends to learn how to snowboard at the snowdome there. It was an 8hour day course, and it was great fun until I stacked it and fell badly. Twisted my knee fairly harshly (heard 4 pops as it twisted) and properly damaged myself.
Anyway, consultations and MRI scans later, the prognosis is:
… there is a grade 2 strain seen on the MCL with fluid and haemorrhage seen in the peri-ligamentous region. The ACL, PCL and LCL are seen to be intact. There is further chondral injury and subchondral bruising seen on the posterior aspect of the medial femoral condyle. There could be a tiny microfracture in this region. There is subchondral infraction seen in the tibial plateau. Bone bruising is also seen in the fibular head. There is no meniscal tear.
So basically, its all ok. That was a few weeks ago. The Consultant suggested I should take it slowly and only run on grass for the moment as it cushions a lot better than the hard stuff!
No problems, I went out running twice this weekend and covered 2k & 3k respectively. I've not run for 8 weeks so this was pretty good for me!
My problem is this. The local fields are great however they'll be out of bounds come thursday as the funfair is in town. At what point (and I realise you're not medical professionals, so I'm asking from *YOUR* experience) can I start to run on pavements?