MCL Injury?

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  1. LancerV

    LancerV Something Happened OT Supporter

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    Are there any leg workouts you can do that don't put much stress on the MCL? Or should I just take 3weeks off from any type of lifting? Also whats a good knee brace?
     
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    LancerV Something Happened OT Supporter

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    BDR, Ceaze, Christopher?
     
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    LancerV Something Happened OT Supporter

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    While I may not be an F&N Big Boy. Im am the self proclaimed knee injury/surgery Guru.

    Want a really good brace? Try DonJoy. Avoid anything that decreases blood flow to the area.
     
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    LancerV Something Happened OT Supporter

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    Which brace would be good for a slight tear, very mild class II tear
     
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    And yea I had a 50lb box fall off a truck onto my knee so it wasnt from working out that caused it
     
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    Wouldnt be a tear then
     
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    I have the Fource, but I hear the Defiance is damn good for athletics.
    Both are expensive though.

    Truth be told I dont know a whole lot about bracing for powerlifting purposes. One thing I have learned though is that elastic or strech type wraps will decrease the blood flow to muscles and ligaments and can be more harmful than good.

    I imagine that this would be a bigger deal when the wraps are used over a period of hours rather than minutes. So if you are gonna wrap, do it right before you lift to avoid more injury.

    Anybody else have info on this?
     
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    How about some proper sports taping?
     
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