I'm nearly at 4 weeks after spraining / partially tearing my MCL (for the 2nd time) on my right knee.
I *just* now got a knee brace that actually works! The regular off-the-shelf one they gave me right after the injury didn't work very well for me (my knee kept collapsing inward when I walked or went up stairs). But this awesome custom one my insurance company approved is FANASTIC!! :D
It fits perfectly, and it works! I can actually balance on my right leg for the 1st time in nearly a month! :D
Now that my knee is properly supported/protected, my physical therapist & I are hoping that my sprained ligament will finally have a chance to heal. It hasn't been healing very quickly so far, and I'm eager to get healed up so I can skate again! :D
ETA: The knee brace is a Townsend Premier.
I got mine in a pretty purple color! :D