Thanks for the advice.
Yesterday I purchased a few different kinds of compression wraps and if anyone has this injury, I highly recommend get out and purchasing them (McDavid Brand). I injured my leg a week ago and initially used a neoprene wrap that helped, but these compression sleeves help drastically and have allowed me to walk much better with the support.
I canceled my appt w/ an MD the day after injury since this was the second time and I'm pretty much self-diagnosing the problem. I probably would be better to get into see physical therapy but I'm bypassing that as well. Probably not a great idea, but I'm used to not using the medical system unless absolutely necessary.