Running following knee surgery

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?
 
Sorry Stevie didn't see you replied. Didn't get a definitive answer. See how rehab goes and one step at a time response
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.
 

Charlestonian

Midfield
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?
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.
 
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.
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!

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

Charlestonian

Midfield
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.
Not sure how far along you are recovery wise but 5k might be a battle, where’s the nearest one to you?
 

BRMC

Striker
I had my ACL reconstructed about 10 year ago. I was lucky enough to do the 9 month physio the NHS offered at the aquatic centre.
 

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