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Is running on a treadmill bad for me if I tore my ACL a year ago

A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Neilsen
18 years experience Family Medicine
Not necessarily: As long as you have rehabed the musclesof your thighs (quads and hamstrings) running should not be a problem. Elliptical machines and bicycles may fe ... Read More
Dr. Daniel Hampton
14 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
ACL Tear: Running on a treadmill in a straight line should be okay with an acl injury. If there are other injuries in the knee from when the acl was torn, these ... Read More

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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mena Mesiha
14 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Surgeon Decision: Physical therapy after surgery should always be guided by the surgeon. In general acl recovery takes several months so don't be surprised if you are o ... Read More
Dr. Bradley Butkovich
26 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
3-4 months: Typically the leg is not strong enough prior to this.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
41 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
It depends.: Some people can continue to run, despite a torn ACL, if there's no other damage. Sometimes one needs to have the ACL reconstructed before they can con ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Galland
31 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Not unheard, but...: Certainly has risks. If you elect to run w/ a torn acl you need to speak w/ your physician about your strength & getting the right kind of brace to pr ... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Allan Goldstein
55 years experience Internal Medicine
See PT: Need supervised activity and orthopedic folloe up.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Michalski
35 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
ACL and meniscus: Limit pivoting, twisting, and torquing. Light running, slow speed, on a cushioned track may help. Avoid irregular surfaces. Check with your orthopedic ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Padraic Obma
18 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Common with torn ACL: If your ACL is still torn or re-torn after a surgery, you will get the feeling your knee is giving out during running, cutting and twisting activities ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Julie Abbott
44 years experience Preventive Medicine
My guess is you will: need to do something more than "flat treadmill running" but can probably meet your goals without squats and lunges. Jumping rope or stair climbing wou ... Read More
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marc Tressler
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: A surgically reconstructed acl should support all straight line activities without issue. Running does not put the knee at risk, except maybe difficu ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Prager
41 years experience Sports Medicine
Running`: I usually tell my acl patients to wait 3 months before running. They usually have been on a bike for at least 6-8 weeks by that time. You should ease ... Read More
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