Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Cariboo, British Columbia
I tore my ACL twice. First time was 8 years ago, fell off a dirt bike, I was on crutches for 2 weeks, I was riding 2 months after, no I did not go to the doctor. I always babied that leg & was careful & I stopped kickboxing. Then about 3 years ago I fell off the back of a motorcycle & went on my knees, needless to say I tore through any scar tissue holding it. Nope, didn't go to the doctor that time either, did go to the hospital for stitches, I fell with a glass beer bottle that cut my wrist open. I babied it again, was riding almost immediately after but my knee would swell up & I would limp & get fluid on the knee. I finally went to the doctor & found out I had to have ACL graft surgery. That was 2 years ago, I couldn't go anything for 5 months after the surgery as to not overly stretch or tear the grafts. I rode again then, was fine. Then I thought, lets see how strong this knee is, I went full on training in kickboxing, it's good as new & stronger than ever. Wish I had done the surgery right after the first time I tore it. The specialist told me Anterior Cruciate Ligaments do not repair or heal themselves, surgery is the only remedy.