ACL Surgery Recovery

ACL Post-Surgery 6 Months

6 Months Post-Op Summary Ran 4 miles the other day, longest run yet! Icing and/or applying oils to my knee at least 1x a day Tapering my physical therapy appointments from 1x a week... to maybe 1x a month! Behind my knee, there is this really weird feeling. I first...

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ACL Post-Surgery 5 1/2 Months

5 1/2 Months Post-Op Summary I ran my first 5k!! I have really been struggling with cardio, but I had no issues running a 5k at less than a 8:30/minute pace the other night... and my knee did not swell or bother me that night or the next day. Words cannot express how...

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ACL Post-Surgery 21 Weeks

5 Months + 1 week Post-Op Summary I started cutting exercises in PT! I jumped on a (mini) trampoline! The reason I am so excited is because this is where my knee buckled under me - and since I am missing part of my meniscus, I feel like my stability isn't very good,...

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ACL Post-Surgery 5 months

5 months! 5 months! I never really had any expectations as to where I would be right now, but I guess I would say my recovery is coming along pretty great! Less pain in the knee, more agility moves in PT and more running. I am so grateful to be where I am at in my...

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ACL Post-Surgery: Weeks 18 & 19

18 Weeks Post-Op Summary I can run 1-2 miles every other day or so… on the treadmill, but I can run on smooth pavements (nothing where the terrain changes too much) Left IT band is feeling better! No noticeable problems when running! -Seeing an ART specialist to help...

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ACL Post-Surgery 17 weeks

17 weeks! I only had a few days in between my 2 PT appointments, and I only had time to get 1 run in/do my new exercises... and even that was pushing it. I went to an amusement park on Saturday and walked around for 5-6 hours... my knee was not very happy. I didn't...

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ACL Post-Surgery 4 months

Hi! So excited for 4 months! Running, lateral movement, jumping.. I feel a lot stronger, and adding on more movements in my workouts is definitely more freeing. I couldn't wait until my PT appointment this week and RAN last Friday... and Monday. I ran for 5 minutes on...

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ACL Post-Surgery 15 weeks

15 weeks Post-Op Summary Can run in less than 1week! May 29th, to be exact 🙂 Still going to PT every other week until I run! I have been doing PT/Yoga/workouts 3-5 times a week, so no need to go in. Knee feels about 90%... Seriously. When I say "back to normal," I...

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ACL Post-Surgery 13-14 weeks

Hi! Lost of traveling this past weekend, and my schedule has been crazy! I missed last week, so I am just combining the past 2 weeks below 🙂 13-14 weeks Post-Op Summary PT tested my knee with a Stryker Knee Laxity Testing Instrument - this measures the...

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ACL Post-Surgery 3 Months

3 months! One more month until I can run! I have been having pain around the incision area when I walk, to the point that I am limping to not put weight on my knee. This only happens sporadically, and I am wondering if its muscle or bone pain (where the dr drilled...

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ACL Post-Surgery 11 weeks

Almost 3 months post-op! Summary is below 🙂 11-week Recap Saw my surgeon on Monday - he said my knee looked great! Still a little swelling, but it should go away soon. The pain under my knee cap is caused by weakness in my quad, and it will eventually go away. No...

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ACL Post-Surgery 10 weeks

10 Weeks Post-Op! Great things happening... see below for recap 🙂 10-week Recap Reached full flexion/ROM (After walking on treadmill)... Finally! I have really struggled with getting my heel to my butt, but I can now get full ROM after a decent workout filled with...

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