Running following knee surgery

Discussion in 'Diet and Exercise' started by wigwams, Apr 4, 2019.

  1. Earlier this year I had ACL and MCL reconstruction after snapping both playing football.
    At 44 returning to football is a non starter for a few reasons. Has anyone got any experience or knowledge of running following this procedure?
  2. Any advice from your surgeon/physio?
  3. Sorry Stevie didn't see you replied. Didn't get a definitive answer. See how rehab goes and one step at a time response
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  4. No probs I would stick to swimming and walking until someone with more experience can advise.
  5. Never had reconstruction but I've had partial tears of all ACL PCL & Medial in my right knee & ACL & Medial in my left knee all at different times & none of them have been quite the same during rehab. All I can say is work with your physio & don't try anything they don't recommend just because someone off the interwebz said it worked for them.
  6. Charlestonian

    Charlestonian Midfield

    ACL recovery in particular is tricky. Much like someone who is fully fit you can’t do too much too soon or it would even worse in your case.

    If I was in your position I’d be sticking to physio advise and maybe swimming also, low impact is definitely best.
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  7. Cheers mate. Aye that's the plan. Worst caw scenario is hammer the bike and swimming instead. Built up quite a kite this past 12 months I've done nowt!

    That's the plan tbh. Stick to park runs rather than half marathons etc.
  8. Charlestonian

    Charlestonian Midfield

    Not sure how far along you are recovery wise but 5k might be a battle, where’s the nearest one to you?
  9. Haven't started running. 3 months into rehab, allowed on the bike on the turbo trainer. Out on the streets over the next month or so. Slowly slowly
  10. Charlestonian

    Charlestonian Midfield

    Maybes go on the parkrun website and volunteer as a tail walker if that fits with your rehab?
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  11. Good idea that. My mate does loads of volunteering for park runs. Would be a good starting point. Cheers
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