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Doctor insights on: Running Treadmill Acl

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

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

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Will I have to give up running now that I've torn my ACL?

Will I have to give up running now that I've torn my ACL?

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 consider running. See a sports medicine orthopedic knee surgeon to discuss your options. ...Read more

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How to ease back into running after ACL surgery?

How to ease back into running after ACL surgery?

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

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What exercises can I do with a torn acl? Is running okay?

What exercises can I do with a torn acl? Is running okay?

Depends: If there is instability will be difficult to run without acl. Can use brace and this may be helpful. Gym exercises, swimming, biking, elliptical may all be possible without acl. ...Read more

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Was in mosh pit 09 someone dove on r knee side ways ACL rec can I start running?

Was in mosh pit 09 someone dove on r knee side ways ACL rec can I start running?

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

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4 months post ACL reconstruction, started slow running, now have tibial plateau pain?

4 months post ACL reconstruction, started slow running, now have tibial plateau pain?

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

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Should i be running outside if i hav a torn ACL and menicus?

Should i be running outside if i hav a torn ACL and menicus?

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 surgeon for possible surgical treatments. ...Read more

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Is running with a completely torn ACL and a torn lateral meniscus okay?

Is running with a completely torn ACL and a torn lateral meniscus okay?

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