A little background. I am 20, 6', 180 lbs and in fairly good shape (I don't work out, but I bike a lot and am pretty active). I was walking down the steps one night to the kitchen and got a weird feeling in my right knee. I could put some weight on it, but I couldn't move the knee. I hobbled back upstairs and even on a bed unweighted I couldn't bend the knee without a sharp pain on the inside of the knee. I let it rest for a few minutes and then I was able to bend it, but all the next day I was having repeated problems with the knee locking up and I would limp through it or sit down and move the knee cap around until it decided to move again. I pretty much rested for about four days and then it was fine. The next week I did a 15 mile bike ride, played basketball, played ultimate frisbee, and it felt fine. Then just walking in town it locked up again and I had to rest again. Finally I found out there was a chiropractor that came up from the capital once a week and went to see him. Within 30 seconds he diagnosed me with bursitis and seemed to be spot on. Tenderness where my quad joins my lower abdomen on the bad leg, none on the other leg. Less strength in the right foot, etc.
He said after adjusting me to come back a week later for a check up, said I was more loose than before and should be fine. I was feeling pretty good, but then walking home from the doctor it happened again. That was over two weeks ago. So far it has only fully acted up once, but I still have a lot of muscle stiffness and aching in the leg after walking. I tried riding my bike on Monday and it felt good even that night, but then I was stuck at home the next two days because the muscles in my leg and foot were tight and I didn't want to risk a relapse.
My concern is this. My yearly visit home to ski is next week, and I have no idea if I am going to be able to ski. I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions as to treatment, how skiing affects it, etc.?