From your description, it didn't sound like you had done anything that should have torn your ACL out of the blue. Interesting hypothesis.
I was worried about you when I saw your weekly training drop below 20 hours so I'm glad it's just the physio reducing your exercises. :)
Yeah, the exercise program is more focused now and probably takes about an hour.
As for the spinning, I may have been doing too much in the first couple weeks of an acute injury (probably not a surprise for those who know me) although the body wasn’t complaining and especially liked the movement in the first couple of days to reduce swelling and regain range of motion. The physio was quite impressed by the lack of atrophy.
“Lack of Atrophy” would be a great AP name.
Funny how a ton of training will do that.
Mike, i mentioned this to Bart when I heard about your tear. Usually for a acute tear you should have had a lot of swelling so i was surprised to hear there was only a small amount of swelling. Nothing is exactly textbook though so unfortunately you will never know.
I think I once read or heard that tears swell a lot depending on how bad they are but a full tear doesn’t swell much because the body knows there is nothing to try to heal (can’t heal a full tear) so it doesn’t bother to send all those good things that would come with the swelling.
Or maybe I didn’t tear it at all and the MRI just missed seeing my ACL ;)
Or maybe I never had one to begin with?! That would explain why no swelling. Kidding - that wouldn’t explain why I could ski all these years and then couldn’t turn after this happened.
And if by chance I was skiing with a partial ACL all these years, maybe I’ll come back stronger after surgery! :)