I have never injured my knees before but now have a pain in my Tibial collateral ligament on my right knee. I have stopped all leg work and running, and was wondering what else I could do to heal this fast...
No weights for the last 2 weeks just running but I have stopped that also.
No Ice....no swelling or discoleration (sp) I can see.
Just a guess, it is the exact place that ligament is.
I would still ice....unlike muscle, things like ligaments and tendons have very low blood supply so there might not always be sweeling to the area that you are reffering too.
lay off the running defenitly. I would say that it is probably not a good idea for a guy your size (you are well over 200lbs no?). Not that a guy that size can't run but for you to just pick it up probably isn't the best considering that you probably jumped right into running instead of building up your mileage. Also, your gait may not be the best either which is leading to problems of force absorbtion and irritating the surrounding area of the knee.
also, just FYI, I think but I am not 100% so you may want to double check me on this but the tibial collateral ligament is part of or makes up the MCL (medial collateral ligament). To injure a ligament of the knee like this you would need some sort of blow to the lateral portion of your knee. my girlfriend thought she tore her MCL while training lateral agility plyometrics. The orthopedic surgeon told her that she pulled her lateral gastroc. 7 days of no leg training, no running, ice and some alieve and she was good to go.