CAN I RUN AFTER AN ACL OR MENISCUS SURGERY?
An ACL reconstruction surgery is a knee surgery typically conducted to replace or cut out a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in your knee. ACL injuries usually occur while playing sports such as soccer, basketball, skiing, surfing, rugby and football.
They usually occur in sports where rapid change of movements and frequent stopping takes place as well as lots of running. Physical rehabilitation after ACL surgery is crucial to strengthen the knee and restore mobility.
The meniscus is a rubbery cartilage tissue cushioned in between the bones that make up the knee joints. It acts as a shock absorber while doing heavy activities like running and weightlifting.
Meniscus surgery can be either partial or total, depending on the torn meniscus being removed or it can be lateral meniscus surgery or medial meniscus surgery, depending on the part of meniscus being removed.
It is best to avoid running for at least 10 to 12 weeks after both ACL and meniscus surgeries, to allow the soft tissues to recover. A few months after the surgery, you may start rehabilitation under the guidance of a physiotherapist or your surgeon. This may involve light running. All in all, rest is essential for your knee after surgery and running should be put off for at least a few months.
DIGBY IONE WEARS GENUTRAIN P3
We have been proud supporters of Australian athletes and helped Rugby players to recover from sports injuries. Take a look at Digby Jones wearing the GenuTrain P3 for a speedy recovery of the ACL and meniscus damage to his knee joint.
We 3D measured Digby to ensure his knee braces had the perfect fit. Bauerfeind are the only knee brace supplier in Australia to provide 3D scanning prior to purchasing a knee brace. If you're not able to visit a showroom you can also measure yourself using a standard tape measure.
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