I went today to the orthpedist and he did a bunch of stuff to my knee, moving it all around, but he was having some trouble because I was "fighting" him, not letting him move my knee, which he said is a common thing if the knee is trying to protect itself. He stuck a giant needle into my swollen swollen knee, but was unable to extract anything, which means the blood has all congealed inside. He determined that I have probably torn my ACL, but there needs to be an MRI to be sure.
I can't tell you how much I hope he is wrong. I don't want surgery. I want volleyball and riding. I don't want a brace and unstable knee while I am in Australia for the whole month of January!!!!!!!
I don't get my MRI till Saturday, and don't get the results of that till next Wednesday, a whole entire week away. It's going to kill me!
But I wanted to ask if anyone has experience with ACL tears and riding, and what I can do to ease the transition after surgery, which will probably happen in February. BOOOOOOOOOO