What is the severity of your tear? Mine was 75% and my Orthopedic Surgeon would not correct it with surgery. I was told that an mcl will close it's tear with scar tissue, given it's not a complete tear. However, to strengthen my knee i was in PT for several months to strengthen my quad. This will help to stabilize the knee but is not a permanent fix. See your physician and see if you can get a referral to an orthopedist. They will probably need an mri to determine the severity of your tear. Good luck, but if there's a silver lining to it your legs will get stronger with exercise and you'll be able to tell when it's going to rain about a day or two before anyone else.
BTW... Ice is the best for the pain. 30 minutes at a time or as long as you can stand it. I was addicted to the ice and loved not feeling the pain for a few hours after!
Good luck, but if there's a silver lining to it your legs will get stronger with exercise and you'll be able to tell when it's going to rain about a day or two before anyone else.
That's not as cool as it sounds, I can't sleep for those 2 nights before either.
Previous posts were right. If not a complete tear......rest and then PT and strengthen everything around it and you'll be good. Stationary bike will help get the mobility back, then maybe move to a mini trampoline before you start to run or skate again.
Make sure and see a Dr. first though, it's too important not to. I don't know how old you are but I thought I was indestructable when I was in my early 20's. I didn't go to the Dr. unless I had a limb missing. Now in my 40's I regret a lot of that. Cold mornings are miserable. Good Luck!!