Torn ACL but love to run. Any advice?
Used to run 10ks easy, now limited to 5k, some days 3 k only due to rising pain. I wear a support band under the knee as well and usually run after stretching and other workouts on workout trainer app. I also take Glucosamine/Chondroitin/MSM and another formula with Hyaloronic Acid. I know I probably should not be running so much, but it's part of my life style along with different workout programs. Anyone advice other than the usual low-impact options like swimming , elliptical? running out of ideas.
First off sorry about the knee, torn ACL is the worst!! I would recommend just bite the bullet and get surgery to get back running your 10k without any pain If not I have heard of people even athletes still competing with torn ACL's so there is hope! Just strengthen your legs so much so your muscles are able to absorb the contact and pressure caused by running. Ice, take inflammatory, and elevate best of luck
I tore my ACL and had the patella tendon surgery. It was rough and has consistent pain, but it's extremely stable. I did it to maintain my sports life. I have heard of great results from cadaver surgery for runners. Quick recovery time, not much long term pain, and enough stability for a runner without all the lateral movement.
If you don't have surgery, get used to the elliptical. If you don't do something, you will subconsciously use the other leg more and it can lead to other injuries. It happens all the time.
very delayed response, but felt necessary to say that i never opted for surgery but alternative self-healing methods. i m doing very well, even back to jump-kicks and plyo. just very advanced yoga poses will give me trouble. other than that, i m 95% ok. did it all with Egoscue/Yoga/extensive stretching and supplementation.
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