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Is Running On A Treadmill Bad For Me If I Tore My Acl A Year Ago
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 feel better though. If choosing to cycle, make sure the seat is adjusted propely - leg should almost fully extend when pedal is down, but the knee should not ever lock. ...Read more
3-4 months: Typically the leg is not strong enough prior to this. ...Read more
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 protect the joint. As for the meniscus I would need more info about the type & symptoms of tear to make a recommendation. For the best long term outcomes (w/ high activity level) I suggest surgery, better early than late. More @ drmarkgalland. Com. ...Read more
I've torn my ACL but still play football every now and then. Recently I twisted my knee while running & cutting & suffered same symptoms as first time?
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 such as soccer, football, basketball, etc. It is not uncommon with a chronic ACL tear to develop arthritis or meniscus (cartilage) tears. You should see a medical provider to determine if an MRI is required to assess for a recent injury. ...Read more
I want a flat butt and slimmer thighs. Can it be possible only with flat treadmill running? I don't want to do squats and lunges.
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 would probably be good. Various websites I consulted showed workouts that included other exercises beside squats and lunges (what's wrong with those??). I would consult a recommended personal trainer. Good wishes:) ...Read more
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 into it by running a block or two and then walking a block. Most patients can get back to running fairly quickly at that point. Always listen to your knee especially if it swells. ...Read more
Yes: A surgically reconstructed acl should support all straight line activities without issue. Running does not put the knee at risk, except maybe difficult terrain trail running. ...Read more
1st, establish Dx: Pain near the joint line has many potential causes. Discuss with your surgeon whether this is medial or lateral and whether you had meniscal or articular cartilage damage. The problem may be as simple as overtraining, but you need a diagnosis before you can direct treatment to resolve your problem. ...Read more
At what point would a surgeon discharge you from care after an acl reconstruction e.g when your running again etc?
9-12 months: Usually it is at least 6 months before you go back to pivoting type activities. Some will recommend longer depending on different factors including the type of graft and fixation you have as well as any other injuries that may have occurred initially. I usually follow my patients for 1 year to make sure they are back to all their activities comfortably. ...Read more
I have a complete ACL tear, did not get surgery. I got back to running but suddenly have no feeling or muscle strength in my calf. Could it be related?
I had acl reconstruction surgery on my left knee Oct 2014. I recently started experiencing pain in my left arch after running a mile. Help?
ACL recon: 22 year old lady s/p ACL reconstruction. What method did your surgeon use? Patellar tendon, Achilles allograft, hamstring? Rest, ice your foot until pain free then return to your running activity. Compress with an ACE and elevate if swollen. If any significant bruising or continued pain see MD. This is a sports injury probably not related to your ACL recon however you can discuss w/MD ...Read more
Severe knee pain for 12 days. Calf pain and ankle pain. Feels like water running in ankle. Stiff ankle and acl. Can't rest heel without pain.
I assume you visited: An orthopedist yes? If you haven't, now would be a good time. ...Read more
I had hole in meniscus and torn ACL had surgery 4 years ago I felt worse after surgery. Pain is bad still poping locks up I fell and think I re injur?
Running on treadmill almost everyday going on 3 wks. Very bad outer ankle pain especially w/ weight bearing. Walking. Running. Right side is worse.
Sounds like a sprain: Need to take a break from treadmill. Air cast might help.! ice it 15 min 3 times a day for 15in for 3 days then change to heat. Use ibuprofen to help with the swelling and inflammation. When better start gently on the treadmill but the air cast might still be needed ...Read more
I do light exercises like running 4.0 mph on the treadmill and my heart rate is always in 190-200, why? . .. I am 19 years old
Many possible causes: Most common reason is being out of shape. When body isn't accustomed to activity, it struggles to keep up. Persistent &gradual increase in activity results in better conditioning &slower heart rate. Other causes are caffeine &other stimulants, dehydration, hyperactive thyroid, abnormal heart rhythms, &dysautonomia. These usually cause higher than normal heart rate at rest too. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more
What to do if I am overweight and I get bad shin pains when I run on treadmill; no pain on the elliptical. Any ideas how I can prevent shin pains from running?
Likely shin splints: The treatment is rest. It is an overuse injury caused by increasing your running routine/intensity too quickly. Rest it to avoid further injury. Cross-training (yoga, pilates, resistance exercises, weight training) can help prevent this type of injury. Also make sure you stretch before and after runs, even shorter ones and increase your pace/distance slowly. Good luck! ...Read more
I tore my ACL over a year ago in highschool I never had surgery but I have full flexibility. How can this be and should I not get it fixed?
ACL deficiency: Although some patients do well, this is rare. Without acl reconstruction you can expect instability particularly with decending stairs or turning quickly from side to side. Long term acl deficiency ultimately will end up with severe osteoarthritis in 15-20 years. In the interim, meniscus tears (cartilage"shock absorbers" in the knee) are more likely. ...Read more
Twenty eight year old male. I tore my ACL in my left knee ten years ago. I have a very physicaly demanding job. How long will I be off from work?
Had ACL surgery last year. After rehab returned to soccer.2 months back, tore my meniscus had more surgery. Keep getting bakers cysts. How do I get back?
Keep going....: You've had a tough past 2 years. I'm assuming your acl reconstruction is still intact. If that's true then keep grinding away you will get back. The meniscus tear is a setback but if you've had it taken care of hopefully your baker's cyst will slowly go away. Occassionally the cyst can be aspirated if the fluid is not too thick and this will hasten its disappearance. See your ors. Gl! ...Read more
Yes: You can always perform surgery to fix the ACL. The longer you wait however to reconstruct the ACL the more damage your knee could potentially have and the poorer your results might be after surgery. Certainly at 37 years old ACL reconstruction is indicated even with some underlying damage to the knee. ...Read more
I tore my ACL ncl and miniscus. About 3 years ago should I get it repaired before I get older and do they have to put u asleep to fix.
Yes and yes: The acl helps stabilize you're knee and won't ever heal by itself. You should have it reconstructed. ...Read more
Go see an orthopod!: People with acl tears can be asymptomatic for years. However, it is not uncommon for people with tears to put lots of stress on the medial meniscus which can result in both acute tears and chronic wear. Get evaluated before you do too much damage to the joint surfaces! ...Read more
I tore my ACL about 20 years ago and occasionally it pops and hurts when I play tennis or baseball. What are ways to alleviate these symptoms?
I tore my ACL and it was reconstructed 2 years ago. I was in a car accident yesterday--rear-ended another. Felt fine, but now knee sore. Chances torn?
Low: The historical chance of re tearing an ACL after reconstruction is from 3-10%. The accident that you described would most likely cause a bone bruise or possibly a PCL tear ...Read more
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