Running After ACL Surgery

RUNNING AFTER ACL SURGERY- HOW TO GET BACK TO IT?

 

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.

Physical rehabilitation after ACL surgery is crucial to strengthen the knee and restore mobility.

If you are playing a sport which requires sudden change of direction, pivoting movements and frequent starting and stopping, you are prone to an ACL tear.

We recommend protecting your knee with our Sports performance knee support or Genutrain knee brace.

Besides knee protection, the medical-grade compression will enhance your performance and improve your muscle recovery.

We recommend using an advanced orthosis SecuTec Genu for post-op care after ACL reconstruction surgery. The hard frame of the orthosis provides additional stability and restricts the range of motion for the knee for rehabilitating the knee after ACL surgery.

 

BEST KNEE BRACES FOR RUNNING AFTER AN ACL SURGERY


acl surgery knee brace

SecuTec Genu

A functional orthosis for the external stabilisation of the knee joint to aid in running after an ACL knee surgery.

$1,299.95 - Buy Here

A torn ligament, collateral ligament injury or operation on the meniscus can mean that the knee joint needs to be stabilised externally for a period of time. The SecuTec Genu hinged knee brace is a lightweight but sturdy knee orthosis, designed to fit the anatomy of the leg.

The knee brace is easy to put on and take off, fits perfectly and is very comfortable to wear.

The SecuTec Genu is ideal for instabilities after rupturing the anterior and/or posterior cruciate ligament (ACL), after ligament surgery/syndesmoplasty, complex traumatic or degenerative instabilities, to restrict the range of movement of the knee (for example, after collateral ligament injuries, meniscal suturing or meniscal implantation).

GenuTrain Running After ACL Surgery

GenuTrain Knee brace

An award-winning knee brace that provides targeted support for pain relief and stabilisation of the knee.

$149.95 - Buy Here

If your knee is weak, swollen, painful or recovering from an injury, the Bauerfeind GenuTrain knee brace will help provide you with relief and stability.

If you have fully recovered from your ACL knee surgery and are back into runnning, the GenuTrain can help you in stabilising the knee joint to avoid knee injuries in the future. 

The omega pad in the GenuTrain offers pressure relief to help in pain management required post-op ACL surgery. The meniscus wings relieve meniscus pain associated with running after an ACL surgery. 

Running After ACL Surgery knee brace

GenuTrain P3 Knee brace

An advanced knee brace for pain and misalignment of the kneecap, often caused by injury related to sports

$239.95 - Buy here

The GenuTrain P3 is ideal for pain caused by misalignment of the kneecap (patellar lateralisation), femoropatellar pain syndrome (anterior knee pain), ACL and MCL injury or pain associated with patellar tip syndrome. Unique 3D weave is breathable, moisture wicking and provides all day comfort.

The corrective guide helps in stopping your kneecap from drifting outward to relieve discomfort and help healing without loss of mobility.

The ring-shaped soft pad surrounds the kneecap to center it for stability and the wedge-shaped hoffa soft pads relieve strain on the area below the knee, which can frequently cause pain.

Running After ACL Surgery Best hinge brace

GenuTrain S Hinged Knee brace

An active knee brace designed especially for active seniors who need support of complex, chronic arthritic knee pain.

$289.95 - Buy Here

The hinged knee brace was engineered using Bauerfeind’s gradient compression, lateral joint splints and a viscoelastic pad to provide active protection of the knee.

The joint splints guide the knee, providing lateral movement support while keeping the area stable. This improves sensorimotor function for maximum movement control.

The three-dimensional fabric automatically conforms to the body’s natural shape for ideal fit and optimal joint stabilisation.The viscoelastic pads provide a massaging effect during the running movement. 

CAN I WALK WITH A TORN ACL?

Many people with a torn meniscus or ACL can walk and complete daily exercises with no major restrictions. It is important to see a medical specialist to get it treated right away so you can resume pain-free normal activity as soon as possible.

 

HOW TO TREAT PAIN CAUSED BY A TORN ACL?

  • Regularly apply ice packs in the first few days to the affected area to help reduce swelling and pain.
  • Stretching and strengthening exercises, especially for your quadriceps and knee muscles. Your doctor can recommend a physical therapist to escalate your recovery.
  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications and analgesic may be helpful.
  • Severe or persistent pain should be investigated by your doctor.
  • For more advanced meniscus injuries, surgery may be recommended by your doctor.

Play it safe: Consult a doctor if you experience unusually intense and persistent knee pain.